Cyber Security Tips & Tricks: Data protection basics

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Do you know what steps your company is taking to keep its data safe?

The amount of data collected by companies – both large and small – has grown to unprecedented levels in recent years, making even the smallest of organizations a target for cybercriminals. And with statistics revealing that 60% of small companies go out of business within six months of a cyberattack, small-business owners need to ensure they’re keeping their companies secure.

Sometimes a smaller business is even used as the conduit to attack a larger company. This is something we saw in the 2013 data breach of US retail giant Target, when a provider of heating, ventilation and air conditioning services was used by cybercriminals to gain access to Target’s systems. Hackers will use any method possible to access systems – stolen credentials, back doors, spyware, phishing and data exfiltration, to name just a few.

Understanding the threat landscape, the regulatory minefield and the technology available to provide the best protection are essential steps to ensure the longevity of all businesses, but it’s not easy. That’s why ESET has published Data Protection for Dummies – an e-book available on the ESET site. It could save your business thousands of dollars, or maybe save your business entirely, so grab your copy today.