Small Business Cybersecurity Podcast
Episode 6: Encryption
The use of encryption is nearly as old as the art of communication itself. Encryption is the process of converting messages, information or data into a form unreadable by anyone except the intended recipient. Small businesses use encryption to protect sensitive data stored on computers, servers and mobile devices. In this episode, we discuss the history and uses of encryption, as well as the risks involved by not having your data encrypted. And as in every episode, Steve and Femi give...
Episode 5: BYOD [Bring Your Own Device]
BYOD, short for "Bring Your Own Device," refers to the practice of employees bringing their own devices to work for use with company systems, software, networks, or information. BYOD has become a huge trend amongst enterprises, with nearly 1/3 of employees using personal devices at workplaces worldwide. While providing key benefits to companies, including increased productivity, reduced IT and operating costs, and better mobility for employees, using personal devices also increases...
Episode 4: Reasonable Standard Care of Data
When it comes to data care, what would be reasonable to a Fortune 500 company that has thousands of employees all over the world is not going to be reasonable to a small business that has 10 or 15 employees. We look for that common denominator of what would be reasonably expected for any business to have in place. Looking at the recent Equifax hack, we discuss the expectation from consumers that have entrusted their information to your business, in that your business is safeguarding their...
Episode 3: Backup and Disaster Recovery
Backup and disaster recovery is reaching a new high of relevance. Recent natural disasters have called to attention the importance of data backup and recovery. The goal of the task is to make sure the operations of your business can continue in the event of a data or system loss situation. It is critical to have a proper procedure in place to recover your data, as well as knowing what you are trying to safeguard ahead of time. In this episode, we review options, processes and solutions to...
Episode 2: Ransomware
You are under attack. Right now, cybercrime rings in China, Russia, and the Ukraine are hacking into small businesses like yours to steal credit cards, client information, and swindle money directly out of your bank account. Some are even being funded by their own government to attack American businesses, and half of all cyberattacks are aimed at small businesses. The National Cyber Security Alliance reports that one in five small businesses have been victims of cybercrime in the last...
Episode 1: Shadow IT
Our podcast is something that partners, owners and CEOs of small businesses can listen to while on the go to keep informed on risks and mitigation strategies that work well in a small business environment. We address topics we see in our respective practices and discuss effective strategies to deal with those problems. Between us, we bring years of experience working to secure small businesses. Our podcast is an opportunity for us to share some of what we've learned over the years with our...