Cybercrime

Don't fall prey to the it-can't-happen-here way of thinking with regard to cybercrime. It can and does happen anywhere, and no one seems to be immune. Take a look at this week's articles and figure out your risk of cybercrime - and prepare for it in your business continuity plan.

Cybercrime costs businesses big bucks. (Item #1)   Everyone in the workplace is responsible for computer security. (Item #2)   HR plays an important role in fighting cybercrime. (Item #3)  

Here's how to avoid becoming a victim of cybercrime. (Item #4)   What can small businesses do about cybercrime? (Item #5)   Cybercrime is the bane of online transactions. (Item #6)  

As always, we look forward to hearing your comments & insights regarding business continuity. If you have a topic you'd like us to cover, email me at bmellinger@attainium.net.

Bob Mellinger, President
Attainium Corp



1. Cybercrime Costs Businesses Big Bucks

As U.S. companies and the federal government look for ways to limit cybercrime, a new report from ArcSight reveals companies pay $3.8 million (a median figure) due to cybercrime every year.
http://www.dailytech.com/Cybercrime+Costs+Businesses+Big+Bucks/article19227.htm


2. Computer Security in the Workplace

Today, computers contain volumes of data about the company. Keeping this information secure is a huge task. Computer security training for employees should begin now. Whether a company has three employees in a storefront office or thousands of workers spread around the world, responsibility for computer security belongs to all.
http://www.suite101.com/content/computer-security-day-in-the-workplace-a169418


3. Cybercrime and HR

Increasingly, HR is viewed as key to the fight against cybercrime. In taking steps to safeguard confidential employee data--salary figures, Social Security numbers, home addresses and the like--from identity thieves, HR has become an important line of defense in the effort to prevent cybercriminals from obtaining such information. As a key stake-holder in anti-cybercrime efforts, HR must continually strive to become informed about the technologies and trends in such crime.
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m3495/is_2_49/ai_n6040879/


4. How to Fight Organized Cybercrime

International gangs of cyber-criminals are working together to infiltrate unprotected networks -- and targeting small businesses. Organized cybercriminals are after two things that every company, large and small, has. Here's how to keep from being a victim.
http://technology.inc.com/security/articles/200909/cybercrime.html


5. Five Ways Small Businesses Can Combat Cyber Crime

As small businesses increasingly rely on new Internet technologies to remain competitive within the local and global marketplace, they are also becoming more susceptible to cyber crime attacks. Cyber crime can have a devastating impact on a small business, which often lacks the in-house technical expertise and resources to quickly and fully recover from cyber attacks. Small businesses can also even unknowingly aid in cyber crime by using unsecured computers, which cyber criminals can hijack and use to attack other online businesses or even our nation's critical infrastructure.
http://www.startupnation.com/business-articles/9012/1/technology-cyber-crime.htm


6. Cybercrime, the bane of online transactions

Cybercrime is a thriving online business in which anything to do with cyber transactions involving credit/debit cards, bank account details, fake online stores or a fake ATM machine are all available at a price.
http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/106652/20110130/cybercrime-the-bane-of-online-transactions.htm


Quote of the Week:

"Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness."
-- James Thurber


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