cybersecurity in small business and e-commerce
No matter what device you use, from PCs to mobile phones, you're well aware of
security issues when it comes to being online, in cyber space. Whether you still use MS Windows, Android or other
operating system on your devices, there are ever increasingly sophisticated threats lurking on the
| Cybersecurity in Small Business and E-commerce
Company Sued for Data Breach
If you company suffers a data breach, it can be
devastating to your business operations. The clean up process can take weeks or months, depending
on the breach and your company size. It can also open you to a civil suit.
Cyber Security Affects
A company's business reputation is as important
as its bottom line and it must be well protected. Today though it can disappear in a single nasty
cybersecurity breach. Take steps to protect your business reputation online.
Cyber Security and Small
Small businesses is more attractive to hackers
and other cyber predators because they're easier to hack into. Big companies spend more on cyber
security, while small business can't afford it, which makes it more vulnerable.
Cyber Security Culture Change
Not long ago, it was only large companies that
had to worry about being targeted by hackers. Most often it was mischief, or someone with a grudge.
Now attackers seek to monetize their cyber attacks, making small business
Cyber Security for E-Commerce
So many online stores open every day, that it's
hard to get a round figure on it. While this is great for online shoppers, it's also a "boon" for cyber criminals
who exploit security weaknesses. If you own an ecommerce site, take steps to protect
Cyber Security Future Trends
The proliferation of cyber attacks, their
changing tactics, increasing number and sophistication of attacks all force cybersecurity grow
fast to keep up with it. Take a
look at some of the emerging trends in cyber security and technology industry.
Handle Company Data Breach
In these days of increasingly vulnerable cyber
security, it's important to be prepared in case your company suffers a data breach. Take the right
steps in handling a data breach and you will minimize its effects on company
Online Security for Ecommerce
Having your own e-commerce store, in these
times especially, is a fantastic opportunity. be your own boss, set your own hours, and sell what
you want. But you have to take steps to safeguard your website from online
Protect your devices and
In order to maintain a good cybersecurity for your devices and online activities,
take these steps:
1. Regularly update your operating systems - These days it's
usually done automatically. But keep an eye on it anyway and make sure your OS is up to date with any security
2. Use strong passwords - It's one of the most common problems,
where people use easy-to-remember (and easy to hack) passwords. Systems will often prompt you to use stronger
password, but it pays to put extra thought in creating one, for an added layer of security.
3. Use good antivirus protection - This is especially important
for PC and laptop users with Windows operating system. But many viral threats are also creeping in to cellphone and
tablet users. So make sure you have an up to date antivirus protection on your devices.
4. Get antispyware tool - Spyware can range from a pure nuissance
to a very serious threat that can take over your device. You'll often find antivirus and antispyware protection
bundled in (Symantec). But it's good to get an extra antispyware protection, too.
5. Install a firewall - This will monitor your inbound traffic,
but good firewall will also monitor your outbound traffic, too. If you end up with a virus or a spyware, your
outbound traffic will increase, as they steal your data or use your device for their murky activities.
Home Security Resources
Now that many homes have devices that are always connected to
the internet, your home security can be affected by cyber security. See our Home Security resources for more