From the Fall 2018 Issue

Small Business Strategies for Protecting Computer Credentials

Eric Hipkins
Founder and Chief Executive Officer R9B

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Small businesses are rapidly becoming a prime target for malicious actors. The 2018 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) estimated 58% of all breaches in 2017 took place within small businesses.1 From some perspective, the 2016 DBIR mentioned small businesses only in passing and the 2017 version pointed to small businesses as making up more than 75% of all breaches for web- and application-based companies. Attention on the issue is increasing as cyber-attacks become more frequent and result in more damaging outcomes.

Generally, the objective of attacks on small business corporate networks is to collect customer information . . .

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