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Securing Your Small Business
by Mitchel Chang
February 19, 2024
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While digital transformation offers many benefits, it also comes with many challenges. For instance, investing in technology also increases cybersecurity risks. AI and machine learning have been known to potentially increase the attack surface for hackers, while big data and the cloud hold lots of information, which can pose a considerable risk in the wrong hands.

What is Covered in this Guide:

The guide goes over the different ways that being online has risks, including:

  • Attacks are getting sophisticated
  • Mobile is a new target
  • Cloud is potentially vulnerable
  • Misinformation and scams are rampant
  • Remote working has risks
  • Social engineering

But also covers ways of protecting your business online:

  • Develop a risk management plan
  • Assess your cyber risk
  • Protect your information
  • Focus on awareness and training
  • Use tracking and monitoring systems

You should keep track of key cybersecurity trends to understand the latest developments and current threats. This intelligence is key to improving your cybersecurity strategy and response plan. Additionally, invest in employee training, enhance your IT systems, keep your software updated, fix all security holes, and have an effective security policy.

About the author
Mitchel Chang
Mitchel Chang
Mitchel heads Trend’s CSR and the Trend Micro Initiative for Education—bringing his passion to make a safer digital world, decades of industry experience, and proven successes as a leader. He engages nonprofit and government organizations to help promote digital education outreach efforts.
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