Understanding the Language of Cybersecurity - Cyber Safety 101 (eBook)

Cyber Security

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February 20, 2019

Karen Walsh

Small and mid-size businesses offer cybercriminals prime data targets. SMBs collect, store, and transmit the same information as larger organizations in their industries. However, SMBs provide a different security profile arising out of niches within those larger business communities.

Yes, the statistics are frightening:

  • Nearly 50% of small businesses have experienced a cyber attack
  • 60% or more of attacked small businesses fold within 6 months

Many SMBs recognize the business risks that cyber criminals pose. The problem lies more in resource availability than in interest. Demand for cyber professionals far outweighs their availability. Thus, the cybersecurity skills gap impacts SMBs more than larger organizations since they often find themselves unable to afford the salary that information security IT professionals command.

Moreover, many SMBs may not need a dedicated Chief Security Officer if they have an IT manager with the appropriate skills and tools to enable a cybersecurity program. Unfortunately, they may not know what questions to ask their candidates nor how to choose the tool that meets their unique business needs.

The first step to a strong cybersecurity program lies in understanding the seemingly foreign language of security. With the help of the right interpreter, however, SMBs can better recognize the risks to their IT environments, learn how to mitigate those risks, and protect their business from the liability inherent in a data driven economy.

To protect your business, you need the plain language definition of risks and the controls that mitigate them. In this eBook, we help you decode critical data risks such as:

  • Cloud services security
  • Ransomware
  • Web application vulnerabilities
  • Cryptomining attacks

Each of these presents a unique threat to your organization’s data integrity, confidentiality, and accessibility. Moreover, our eBook helps demystify essential controls such as:

  • Encryption
  • Multi-factor authentication
  • Penetration testing

To begin learning the what and how of information security, download our eBook “Cyber Safety101” now.