Feb 20 2014, 3:06pm CST | by Forbes
Welcome to another installment in my cybersecurity for business owners series. Black Hat held a good webinar today on securing POS (Point of Sale) Systems. I published an article on this topic (with input from one of our security engineers, Scott “Shagghie” Scheferman) a couple of weeks ago but this webinar had some additional soundbites that may be useful to business owners, particularly those who use POS systems.
Eric Fiterman was the first presenter, and he brought up some interesting points:
Mr. Fiterman recommended the following ways in which to reduce one’s risk as a business owner:
Jeffery Guy, a former Air Force cyber ninja and current security expert, also spoke. His message was that every company should expect to be breached and that although a compromise may only take seconds, it will take months of time and an average of $341,000 to fix each breach (as Target is finding out now).
70% of all cyber attacks against businesses happen against small businesses, and although many business owners feel they “aren’t worth the time” of an attacker, the reality is that they are the primary targets and victims of cybercrime.
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