Small businesses are especially vulnerable to cyber crime because they often don't have the resources to implement strong IT Security measures to protect sensitive data
Houston, TX (PRWEB) May 16, 2015
McCann Total Security Solutions, a McCann Investigations company that provides full service cyber and physical security services has published a white paper titled, Awareness of Cyber Security for Small Business.
The world of cybersecurity is changing along with the world of cybercrime. The common perception among small business owners is that they are less prone to cybercrime than large enterprises. However, recent studies show how the security threat to SMB is growing at an alarming pace. While most SMB do hold sensitive personal data like banking information or social security numbers, they are mostly unprepared to keep this information safe. This makes them attractive targets when comparing the effort to the benefits of a security breach.
"Small businesses are especially vulnerable to cyber crime because they often don't have the resources to implement strong IT security measures to protect sensitive data," says Daniel Weiss, Managing Partner of McCann Investigations and McCann Total Security Solutions. "A network security breach in which the loss of customer data such as credit card or bank account could essentially ruin a small business," continued Weiss.
Techniques used to target and breach an enterprise in the past may still work on a small business now due to the lack of focus on hardening IT security. Because of the significant increase in e-commerce, unauthorized access to private customer data is a constant threat that is often not dealt with effectively by small businesses. Because of increasing cyber threats, allocating financial resources to protect small business IT networks is essential.
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Since 1983, McCann Total Security Solutions has used state-of-the-art video sensors not only for traditional integrated security systems but for covert applications as well. These IP-based systems allow for remote access, in addition to working with other security systems, such as access control and intrusion detection.
McCann Total Security Solutions, a McCann Investigations Company, provides clients with unique solutions that encompass integrated security systems to protect assets and employees.
As a McCann Investigations Company, McCann Total Security also provides professional investigation services performed by personnel with decades of experience in law enforcement, physical and IT security. All McCann Total Security Systems are scalable and customizable to meet any security application, whether it is physical or network security.
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