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Cybercrime Protection Imperative for U.S. Small Businesses

Cybercrime ProtectionI woke up to read over my morning coffee today how Denial-of-Service Attacks and other cyber-crimes are making progress against U.S. businesses.   It should be the other way around!

The good guys have done a little research, and have come to the conclusion that the bad guys are wining because we’re oftentimes overmatched in the cyber battle of wits between hackers and U.S. businesses.  (Meaning Cybercrime Protection is not as high a priority as it probably should be.)

The article includes some good points brought to us by the study co-sponsors:

  • The City of San Jose, CA
  • Business Consulting firm PwC
  • The CERT Division of Carnegie Mellon University’s software Engineering Institute
  • CSO Security News Magazine

The top hacker methods are:

  • Malware
  • Phishing
  • Network Interruption
  • Spyware
  • DNS Denial-of-Service Attacks (a.k.a., DDoS)

Fortunately, we have the superheroes on our side.  Let’s check out some of those resources.

Everything you need to know about DDoS:

Malware: if you’re local to Bucks County, PA, just call Sean Condron of SyncraTec and he’ll get you fixed up.

Microsoft has a good article on how to recognize phishing email messages, links, or phone calls.

Symantec Endpoint Protection is another of our go-to partners for Cybercrime Protection, especially their flagship product Symantec Endpoint Protection, which includes antivirus and protection against zero-day attacks and other network threats.

Here’s a link to a .pdf of the whole cybercrime protection whitepaper: public-private survey that finds cybercrime on the rise.



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