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Getting and Keeping Enterprise Customers for Small Businesses
Today's enterprise customers are more attuned with risk and security, and because of that they want to work with suppliers which take security seriously - this is especially so as there have been many high profile breaches which originated from a third party supplier. So, the best way that Small Businesses can get and keep enterprise customers is to demonstrate that they understand risk and security.
Data Sharing in Small Businesses
In today's world it is not possible to work in isolation of data sharing. We all share so many things, from databases, to files, to photos, to passwords. Sharing insecurely can lead to data compromises at some point. How do you share data securely?
Small Businesses and Social Engineering
Small Businesses have fallen victim to may attacks by criminal losing service accounts, data as well as hard cash. Criminals rely on Small Businesses being busy and not having the time or resources to check things properly, or simply because there is little expertise in technical know how. These attack damage large businesses, but completely devastate Small Businesses - this is an area of risk that must be given some attention.
Security Awareness for Small Businesses
Often Small Businesses believe in themselves as unworthy of hacker attacks, on the misguided assumption that hackers could benefit more from attacking enterprise Businesses with more money. The assumption about how much money each has may be correct, but the overriding fact is that having more money also means more can be at risk and lost, so enterprises spend more money on security controls than Small Businesses do, where a percentage of that spend will also be for Security Awareness to ensure that they are well protected. Small Businesses also need to increase the resources available for Security Awareness if they are to protect the assets they have.