Blair Stover Spotlights Risks to Small Business Security in a Digital Age
A worrisome gap between identity threats and security measures threatens many small businesses, according to report from Blair Stover.
LOS ANGELES, CA, October 23, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Blair Stover is bringing attention to rising and costly breaches in business security in an investigative report. The findings show a growing dependence on digital records has outpaced an uptick in security measures. This disparity has put sensitive corporate and stakeholder information at risk for scores of small companies. Blair Stover advises that foiling security threats requires consolidating data while establishing response protocol.
The report notes an alarming lack of formal security policies threatens the cyber security of many companies with under 100 employees. Findings include over half of small businesses do not have guidelines on internet usage or basic antivirus software on employee desktops. Blair Stover stresses an understanding of which employees have access to particular data is essential in planning responses when threats are detected or realized.
This proactive notion is separately supported by Veracode, a risk management firm, in a report on cyber security in the workplace. The article reports that 72% of hacker breaches in a recent year affected businesses with 100 employees or less.
A disconnect in perceived and actual risks is facilitating hacking efforts, according to reports from Blair Stover. Small business owners often feel their operations are too small or insignificant to be targeted by cyber thieves.
This malaise has slowed investments in upgrading network security and employee training that would safeguard against many threats. Budget and time constraints for overstretched executives have also created a favorable risk-reward profile for crooks.
As the damaging effects of security threats are increasingly realized in various industries, Blair Stover outlines inexpensive upgrades to help protect company information. These include providing firewall security, limiting authority to install software and regularly changing passwords, among others.
Such precautions require minimal time and financial investment, while undermining many primary sources of hacking.
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