Cyber Security remains one of the biggest challenges facing many small and medium enterprises today: attack of online commercial websites, leaking trade and commercial secrets and customer data, social engineering ... countless businesses are victims of such attacks. Yet the threats seem elusive, and the subject seems difficult to approach for small, medium and even large businesses. Here are some practical guides for addressing Cyber Security threats.
If your company is like most small and medium businesses, internet is for you an essential tool for success in the modern digital economy. Browsing online allows you to reach new customers and grow your business using medias such as videos and photography. And even if you do not have a website, Facebook page or Twitter account, you probably rely on the Internet to conduct your daily business, such as banking, payroll and ordering supplies.
However, Internet use must be done safely. As a small or medium business, it is easy to believe that you are not important enough for cybercriminals to be interested in you. In fact, cybercriminals now actively target small businesses because they believe their computers are vulnerable and easily accessible.
In other words, if you're a business owner, small or medium, it is your responsibility to be aware. Cybersecurity is a shared responsibility and, depending on how your business is structured, other people - owners, managers or employees - are likely to know the information accessible.
You do not have to be a computer or Web expert to read or implement security measures. You simply need to be aware and inform yourself.
The 12th Safer Internet Day was be celebrated worldwide on Tuesday 10 February 2015. The theme for the day wass: “Let’s create a better internet together”. All stakeholders – children and young people, parents and carers, teachers and educators, or industry and politicians – werere invited to join in marking the day and working together to build a better internet for all, but particularly children and young people.