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ICICI Twitter banking puts all customers at risk
from NewsPie  |  29 January 2015  |  by Sushil Kambampati

“ICICI Bank’s new Twitter based service is poorly thought through because it really does not require two-factor authentication, as the bank claims. icicibankpay is not at all “Safe & Secure”. It is easily prone to being highjacked on both the sender’s and receiver’s sides. Another issue is that there is nothing customers can do to opt-out or block this service. It therefore puts all ICICI bank customers at risk of fraud.”   READ MORE

BYOD and BYOA: 5 Ways to Manage the Risk to Your Business
from Spark Business IQ  |  16 September 2014  |  by Sarita Harbour

“If you think your business is too small to be an attractive target for cyber criminals or you don’t have anything worth stealing, think again: The 2012 Data Breach Investigations Study by Verizon shows that in 855 data breaches they examined, 71 percent occurred in businesses with fewer than 100 employees. Verizon’s 2013 Report shows attacks on small business increasing in record numbers as well. Ouch!”   READ MORE

Defending against social engineering and spear phishing attacks
from Financier Worldwide  |  September 2014  |  by Vikas Bhatia

“How many corporate executives, or their executive assistants, would ignore an email from the CEO where the subject line included the words ‘Urgent’ and ‘Reply immediately’? The challenge employees at all levels face today — including senior executives — is distinguishing legitimate emails from highly targeted attacks, known as spear phishing attacks, which are designed to get the reader to open a message and click on an link to an often legitimate website which may contain an infected component designed to compromise the corporate network.”   READ MORE

Nightly Business Report – Focus on Tax Identity Thievery
from CNBC  |  15 April 2014  |  by Tyler Mathisen, Susie Gharib, and Scott Cohn

“It’s income tax day, and if you left your electronic filing until today, you could be in for a rude awakening. Not your tax bill but the fact that someone might have already claimed your refund. Identity thieves are still plaguing the tax system. And if you think you’re not at risk, think again.”   READ MORE

4 Tips for Choosing a Secure POS System
from Business News Daily  |  7 April 2014  |  by Sarita Harbour

“If you’re serious about building a successful small business, you’ll need to choose a merchant account service and point-of-sale (POS) system to accept payments from customers. The truth is that in today’s technology-driven world, cash-only businesses won’t cut it anymore. Customers demand fast and convenient payment processing for their credit or debit cards. At the same time, as the recent Target credit card breach shows, payment security for POS systems is critical in order to protect customer data.” READ MORE

Me, Myself and My Stolen ID
from The New York Observer  |  20 March 2014  |  by Rafi Kohan

“On Wednesday, Nov. 6, of last year, I, Raphael Kohan, walked into a Walmart in Secaucus, N.J., just beyond the Lincoln Tunnel from Midtown Manhattan. What happened inside is unclear, whether I browsed the flat-screens, test-drove a few laptops or overdosed on free samples of Red Baron Buffalo Style Boneless Wyngz. But this much is known: While at the superstore, I was approved for a Walmart Discover card with a $2,900 spending limit, on which I made $1,506.56 worth of purchases. The next day, I returned to the same store and nearly maxed out the rest.”   READ MORE

Cyber Security 101
from Voice America  |  10 March 2014  |  by Brendan Anderson and Jeffrey Kadlic

“Small business owners often do not realize just how vulnerable their companies are to cyber threats. But the reality is that any business (no matter the size) using or supporting any kind of technology is a real target. Those making cyber attacks today are very sophisticated and prey on “easy targets,” such as small businesses. On this episode of The Second Stage, hosts Jeffrey Kadlic and Brendan Anderson are joined by Founder and CEO of Kalki Consulting, a cyber security firm focusing on small and medium size businesses, to discuss how business owners can begin protecting their organizations, employees and clients. When it comes to malicious cyber criminals, any data housed anywhere is fair game. Don’t let a malicious attack cost you what you have worked so hard to build.”   READ MORE

Stop Business Catastrophes Dead in Their Tracks
from The Success 4 Life  |  18 January 2014  

“Business owners take on considerable risk long before a single customer ever walks through their front doors. Over time, the risk of failure builds up and can reach critical mass. The U.S. Small Business Association reports that only one in three small businesses survive 10 years, while only one in four make it to their fifteenth anniversary. You never know what lurks around the corner—a minor bullet or a major disaster—but one thing’s for sure: being prepared is your first defense.”   READ MORE

City of New York’s NYC Business Solutions Posts Beginner’s Guide to Cyber Security
from Yahoo! Finance  |  8 October 2013  

“Kalki Consulting LLC (http://www.kalkiconsulting.com), a dedicated cyber information security and risk management consultancy, announced that its “How-To Guide: Cyber Security” has been published on the City of New York’s Business Solutions web site. The Department of Small Business Services site, part of the New York Mayor’s Office, provides free services that help businesses start, operate and expand in New York City whether the visitor is an entrepreneur, operating a small business or a large corporation.”   READ MORE

Are You Prepared? Record Number Of Cyber Attacks Target Small Business
from Forbes  |  14 September 2013  |  by Cheryl Conner

“If you think your business is too small to be an attractive target for cyber criminals or you don’t have anything worth stealing, think again: The 2012 Data Breach Investigations Study by Verizon shows that in 855 data breaches they examined, 71 percent occurred in businesses with fewer than 100 employees. Verizon’s 2013 Report shows attacks on small business increasing in record numbers as well. Ouch!”   READ MORE

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