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Do you think your small business is at risk of being hacked? An overwhelming 87% of small business owners don’t think so. But, your business might be at risk more than you realize. About half of small businesses experience a cyber attack.https://www.forbes.com/sites/mikekappel/2017/11/08/5-ways-to-improve-your-small-business-cybersecurity/#22d3f7241f6f

GUAYNABO, P.R. — Miriam Gonzalez stepped outside her shuttered restaurant in this municipality near San Juan and offered an exaggerated grin. “This is my happy face,” Ms. Gonzalez, 52, said, her voice heavy with mockery. “It’s a very happy face. We all have it on.”https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/15/us/puerto-rico-economy-jobs.html

(Reuters) — The Trump administration on Wednesday publicly released its rules for deciding whether to disclose cyber security flaws or keep them secret in an effort to bring more transparency to a process that has long been cloaked in mystery.http://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20171115/NEWS06/912317279/Trump-administration-releases-rules-on-disclosing-cyber-flaws

(Reuters) — Up to 180 million smartphone owners are at risk of having some of their text messages and calls intercepted by hackers because of a simple coding error in at least 685 mobile apps, cyber security firm Appthority Inc. warned Thursday.http://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20171109/NEWS06/912317174/Mobile-app-errors-expose-data-180-million-phones-Appthority-security-firm?utm_campaign=BI20171109BreakingNewsAlert&utm_medium=email&utm_source=ActiveCampaign

ATLANTA — Cyber coverage continues to evolve as the focus on types of perils changes, according to a panel of insurance industry experts speaking Thursday morning at the 30th annual Professional Liability Underwriters Society Conference in Atlanta.http://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20171102/NEWS06/912316989/Cyber-coverage-focuses-on-business-interruption-as-triggers-evolve-PLUS-conferen

 

 

Unfortunately, small businesses are sorely mistaken about their attraction to cyber attackers. A recent study (Ponemon Institute 2016 State of SMB Cybersecurity) found that in the last 12 months, hackers have breached half of all small businesses in the U.S.http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2017/10/24/small-businesses-risk-cybersecurity-attacks/

 

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