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Theme: History of Connectivity and Security
A Cybersecurity Webinar For SMBs | Episode I
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Introduction to the Session
EXPERT CYBERSECURITY WEBCAST SERIES FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM BUSINESSES
Why Is Cybersecurity So Important Nowadays?
Even For Small And Medium Businesses?
Once upon a time, cybersecurity wasn’t an issue, namely because we didn’t have computers. Early on when computers first hit the scene, they were primarily stand-alone machines isolated from the rest of the world. As long as you closed the office door you were generally OK. But this didn’t last; things changed, connectivity happened, and the Internet was born. And with it’s arrival came trouble. With today’s connected businesses, this connectivity means risk. Risk for which statistics suggest will become a reality for some, if not most of today’s businesses. it’s just a matter of time before your business becomes the target; it’s a numbers game, and the odds are against you.
Why, you ask? Because the seriousness of cybersecurity for businesses of all sizes has grown commensurate with business connectivity. And, unfortunately for connected businesses, cybercriminals aren’t picky; they are very happy to go after the easy targets and that’s oftentimes the small and medium business because they know these smaller companies don’t have the knowledge nor the resources to adequately protect themselves. This doesn’t have to be our reality, however.
Join us for a conversation as we begin to peel back the cybersecurity covers to answer these questions:
• What can happen to small businesses during a cyber attack?
• What’s at stake when a breach occurs?
• Why does it have to be so scary and intimidating?
Cybersecurity Framework Lead
Dr. Chris Pierson
Founder & CEO
Binary Sun Cyber Risk Advisors
Special Guest / Host
Product Architect, Edgescan
Sean Martin, CISSP, Editor-in-Chief, ITSPmagazine
NIST Interagency Report 7621 provided by Matthew Barrett:
10 Tips from Dr. Chris Pierson:
Patch all computers, tablets, phones every week
Install and update anti-virus on all devices (even Macs)
Shift documents & email to SaaS/cloud with their controls
Turn device encryption on for everything
Turn off USB ports
Turn off Admin Rights
Implement cloud based controls (gain the benefit without the cost)
Enable dual factor for all logins; strong passwords
Blog from Nintex's Sean Fiene:
5 Differences Between SMB And Enterprise Workflow Software
Webinar from Prevoty:
Application Security in an Open Source World
From Edgescan's David Kennefick:
Center for Internet Security (CIS) Top 20 Controls