Translating Security For Small Business

Forrester IT

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Lenders: Speed Up Access To Small Business Loans

Forrester IT

Small businesses globally are experiencing a serious credit crunch from COVID-19 lockdowns. Millions of businesses […].

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How And What Insurance US Small Businesses Buy Is Changing

Forrester IT

As insurers look at the end of the industry’s big cash cow—private passenger auto insurance—many have amped up their small business lines. Big tech, telcos, and insurtechs are also breathing down the necks of traditional small business insurers.

Commerce Tech “Inspired Individuals” Band Together To Save Small Businesses

Forrester IT

Commerce vendors are busy consulting to their clients to keep retail — online and offline — moving as best possible during the pandemic.

15% of Small Businesses Experienced a Cybersecurity Threat in 2019

CTOvision

More than 1 in 10 small businesses faced a virus, hack, or data breach in 2019, revealing small businesses’ cybersecurity vulnerability. Luckily, the majority of small businesses (67%) say they […].

How small businesses can navigate remote working

CTOvision

Remote working has become the norm for businesses of all sizes during these trying times. Over the past few weeks we’ve seen an unprecedented rise in remote workers never seen in the business world before.

Small Business Banking Has Been Disrupted (And There’s No Going Back)

Forrester IT

But Forrester’s newest research reveals that executives should be just as worried — perhaps even more worried — about another market that is being upended: Small business banking. Small and medium-sized businesses […].

Small businesses unprepared for remote working, most don’t provide cybersecurity training

CTOvision

Stay-at-home orders for more than 40 states have forced millions of businesses to establish remote workforces that rely solely on internet-enabled applications and products to conduct business.

PayPal, Intuit QuickBooks approved to hand out emergency funds to small businesses in coronavirus program

CTOvision

PayPal and Intuit QuickBooks announced Friday evening that they were approved by the Small Business Administration to take part in the Paycheck Protection Program. The emergency government loans are meant to help small businesses survive the economic […].

Hackers’ delight: Small businesses investing more in Internet of Things, less on cybersecurity

CTOvision

Investing in technology is top of mind for small business owners — with 44% saying they plan to invest in resources related to the Internet of Things, or IoT-connected devices, for their business in 2020, according to new research from the latest CNBC SurveyMonkey Small Business Survey.

GoDaddy Highlights Small Business Cybersecurity Paradox

CTOvision

Earlier this week, reports said two researchers from Bloomsberg University of Pennsylvania made their case for safe harbor rules and overall easing of regulatory penalties for small businesses hit by a cyber attack. Their argument, reports in the Wall Street Journal said, is that small businesses are held to the same standards as large corporates […].

FTC Offers Small Businesses Free Cybersecurity Resources

CTOvision

Dark Reading provided a good overview of an initiative of interest: The Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) newly launched national initiative to educate small business owners about cybersecurity threats and defenses began with a “listening tour” last year. What it learned became the foundation for the agency’s new Cybersecurity for Small Business website and related resources, which […].

SEO for Small Businesses

Galido

It can be difficult for small businesses to fully utilize technological marketing means due to a lack of knowledge or a lack of funds. Either way, this puts small businesses at a distinct disadvantage from larger companies with deeper pockets.

7 Cybersecurity tips for small businesses – especially those with remote workers

CTOvision

Small businesses have been facing a mountain of problems since the coronavirus outbreak took hold of the world’s economy and shifted most people to working from home. Millions of small […].

How Your Small Business Can Begin To Use Big Data

CTOvision

While big data can seem like an intimidating term when you are running a small business, it can be a very useful tool to drive your business’s success. Big data, as a term, encompasses many sources of information, some of which you may already use. Big data has many benefits to offer you, from a […]. Big Data CTO News

The three ‘B’s’ of cybersecurity for small businesses

CTOvision

While big tech company data breaches often make headlines, small and medium businesses who suffer much more data breach or hack attacks seldom make it to the news. In reality, small and medium businesses are more vulnerable to data breaches. In fact, last year, half of the American small businesses have been breached by hackers.

FTC Launches New Cyber Security Tools for Small Business

CTOvision

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has launched a resource to raise awareness about the vital role cybersecurity plays for the 32+ million small businesses in the US. This effort was part of the National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) in October, which has been recognized every month since 2003. The NCSAM was established with the collaboration […]. Cyber Security

Enterprises, Small Business, Lead Machine Learning Activity

Information Week

Data science and machine learning are gaining more of a foothold in organizations of all sizes, but the largest of organizations have the advantage of more resources to invest

Reinventing a Small Business with Simple Technology

Eric D. Brown

Last year I helped a friend of mine reinvent his business. My friend owns a plumbing company that has been in business since the 1940s and has been passed down to him from his father and grandfather. It is amazing what some simple technology can do to help reinvent a business.

The Small Business Guide to Information Security

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - The Small Business Guide to Information Security - Information Technology Blog. Information security is a major issue in the business world, and security breaches cost businesses millions of dollars per year.

Ransomware attack: Why a small business paid the $150,000 ransom

Tech Republic Security

The CFO of a small company that was the victim of a ransomware attack and reveals why they paid the ransom (in Bitcoin) to gain back control of their systems

9 essential cybersecurity tips to protect your small business

CTOvision

Read Jareth’s tips on how small and medium businesses can protect themselves from hackers on Security Boulevard : As a small enterprise owner, it’s easy to fall into the trap of assuming that cybercriminals won’t target you. After all, why would anyone waste their time going after your business when there are much juicier fish […].

Cybercriminals Favor Targeting Top Executives, Small Businesses, Money: Verizon Data Breach Report

CTOvision

Verizon published last week the 12th edition of its Data Breach Investigation Report (DBIR) based on real-world data from 41,686 confirmed security incidents and 2,013 data breaches spanning 86 countries worldwide.

Small businesses underestimate financial damage of cyberattacks

Tech Republic Security

The average breach causes an average of $149,000 in damages, yet most small-to-medium-sized businesses thought cyberattacks would cost them under $10,000, survey reports

How to be more productive and give your small business a boost

Mashable Tech

Ad content by Dell Whether you’re the manager of a small business or owner of a small business, you know the importance of keeping yourself and your employees productive. More about Small Business , Dell Laptop , Tech , Innovations , and Consumer Tech.

5 Ways ERP Can Benefit Small Businesses

IT Toolbox

If you're a small business owner, you've likely been through your share of software headaches. The problem is that every business has its own needs, and there is no cookie-cutter solution. As they evolve, most small businesses end up cobbling together a variety of software services and apps to create a software potpourri that delivers most of what they want but is far from ideal.

Guide to Email Marketing for Small Business

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - Guide to Email Marketing for Small Business - Information Technology Blog. Email marketing can be a great way for small businesses to reach out and communicate with their leads and consumers.

Ransomware attack: Why a small business paid the $150,000 ransom

Tech Republic Security

The CFO of a small company that was the victim of a ransomware attack and reveals why they paid the ransom (in Bitcoin) to gain back control of their systems

How Small Businesses Can Protect Their Data

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - How Small Businesses Can Protect Their Data - Information Technology Blog. In today’s digital world, data is key for all businesses and every owner needs to consider how they can protect this data from cybercriminals.

Is ERP Good for Small Business?

IT Toolbox

When you run a small business, you're always on the prowl for ways to make your business run more smoothly and serve your customers better. You're also looking for ways to streamline operations and improve the efficiency of your business. You want it to grow and generate increased returns on your investment. Enter enterprise resource planning, or ERP. Does ERP

How To Know Whether Your Small Business Will Reap Big Benefits From AI Adoption

CTOvision

Find out from Serenity Gibbons how even small and medium enterprises can benefit by adopting AI in their business practice on Forbes : As a small business owner, have you dismissed artificial intelligence as a technology whose daunting complexity is rivaled only by the price tag that comes with it?

Leading Review Management Tools for Small Businesses

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - Leading Review Management Tools for Small Businesses - Information Technology Blog. The importance of reviews to businesses today is well documented and undeniable. Thus, excessive negative reviews online may easily cripple a business.

How To Improve Your Small Business

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - How To Improve Your Small Business - Information Technology Blog. Managing a small business is a tough job but can also be a very rewarding career. Monitor the Latest Business & Industry Trends. Business Marketing

What Can CRM Do for Small Business?

IT Toolbox

Many small businesses wonder whether they truly need to incorporate a customer relationship management (CRM) platform into their business processes. So many other options are out there—so many tools, programs, and applications. Is a CRM system necessary? The simple answer is yes. The more complicated answer is, why wouldn’t you take advantage of every tool available to aid you in building

7 of the best VPN providers for small businesses

Tech Republic Security

With work shifting away from offices, SMBs need a top-shelf VPN to continue doing business. Here are some of the leading brands

100 Percent Of Small Businesses Go Out Of Business One Nanosecond After the Simplest of Cyberattacks

CTOvision

I just read another scary marketing email. This one from one of my favorite firms. I love Cisco. They have done more for America and our way of life that most others. They are creators and innovators and I am honored to have interacted with them through the years. But their marketing team has fallen […]. CTO Cyber Security News

7 Bookkeeping Tips for Small Businesses in 2020

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - 7 Bookkeeping Tips for Small Businesses in 2020 - Information Technology Blog. Personal and Business — Keep Them Separate. First things first: as a small business owner, you should never mix your personal and business financials.

Equifax faces small business class action over data breach

Computer Weekly

Small businesses in the US have filed a class-action lawsuit against credit rating firm Equifax, representing millions of others affected by a breach of personal data

Why Small Businesses Must Invest In A Signal Booster

IT Toolbox

This post looks at how a small business could benefit from a signal booster

7 IT Security Risks for Small Businesses

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - 7 IT Security Risks for Small Businesses - Information Technology Blog. Here are top IT security risks you should avoid or manage before they take your business down. Do you think your business is too small for a cyber-attack?

7012 Regs and Cyber insurance on collision course with small business

CTOvision

This two-part article isn’t intended to fan the flames, but rather to give the context behind the regs, provide meaningful definitions for practical use, offer probable implications for industry, and set out why the seemingly most reasonable solution for businesses may be the most dangerous to them.

NASA funds small-business ideas ranging from plumbing for the moon to AI medicine

GeekWire

NASA says it’ll fund more than 400 ideas from small businesses, aimed at creating technologies ranging from plumbing fixtures suitable for the moon to AI-based medical assistants that can provide “an extra pair of trained eyes” for crews on Mars.

Remote Work Risks for Small Businesses [Infographic]

CTOvision

Haphazard, makeshift or non-existent cybersecurity has left many businesses unprotected. However, small businesses are particularly underprepared for the abrupt shift. In the wake of COVID-19, cybercriminals have been quick to exploit the sudden increase in remote workers.