7 cybersecurity issues small businesses need to understand in 2017

Security breaches and cybercrime incidents hit the headlines in 2016, as high-profile news of data breaches, malware, DDoS attacks and compromised systems became mainstream news. Read about the seven cyber security threats that small and medium businesses need to be aware of in 2017 on Byte Start.

Cybersecurity Guidance for Small and Medium Size Enterprises

Read Bradley J. Freedman’s cyber security guidance for small and medium businesses on Lexology : Cyber risk management is important for organizations of all kinds and sizes. Small and medium size enterprises are increasingly being targeted by cyber criminals. In November 2016, the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (“NIST”) issued an interagency report […]

Easy ways to protect your business from cyber attacks

Read Hajra Rahim’s article about the easy ways to protect your business from cyber attacks on The Telegraph : From encouraging a culture of caution, to backing up files, here’s how SMEs can defend themselves against hacking threats. Unlike larger companies, small businesses often operate without dedicated IT professionals, and rarely regard themselves as attractive targets […]

20 Tools to Boost Security at Your Small Business While on a Budget

The prevalence of digital technology has made small business owners keenly aware of the security threats they face. However, it is just as important for them to be aware of the physical security threats that threaten their business. Protecting your place of business, whether it is in your home or a retail space, has become much […]

UK SMEs targeted 230,000 times each by cyber criminals in 2016

UK businesses were, on average, subjected to almost 230,000 cyber attacks each during 2016, according to new analysis from Beaming. The volume of attacks hitting individual company firewalls passed the 1,000 per day mark, on average, for the first time in November last year. Read more about the new report by Beaming which reveals that […]

Small-business owners: Can you afford any data breach?

Read Scott Hoot’s article about how small and medium enterprise owners can’t afford even a smallest data breach on Biz West : There is little doubt we’ll be talking about this year’s email hacks for some time to come: Hillary Clinton’s astounding loss in the presidential election, the often embarrassing revelations of another former U.S. […]

Data Breach: A Wide Coverage Gap for Small Business

Read how there is a coverage gap of cyber insurance among small and medium businesses on Insurance Journal : Based on what we see in the trade press, it would appear most large businesses in the U.S. are addressing their exposure to data breaches in some way. But what about the small, Main Street businesses […]

The Essential Types of Insurance Your Small Business Needs

Insurance is one of those things that you never wish you’ll need, but when the time comes, you’ll be glad you have it. Protection in a world where anything can go wrong is extremely important. This is especially true for small businesses. A pitfall or issue can easily crumble a growing business if they don’t […]

A visual map of emerging cybersecurity trends

Last year consumer, corporate, and political targets were hammered by ransomware extortion attempts, phishing excursions, and DDoS attacks. Driven by this slew of high-profile attacks, cybersecurity has rapidly emerged as a priority in 2017 for enterprise companies and SMBs. Read about the visual map of emerging cyber security trends on Tech Republic.

Checklist of Essential Small Business Technology in 2017

A growing number of small businesses rely on technology to increase efficiency, manage expenses, grow profitability and improve performance. According to SMB Group’s 2015 SMB Routes to Market Study (PDF), 29 percent of all small businesses view technology as helping them to improve outcomes significantly. Read about the checklist of technology that every small and medium […]