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| FEBRUARY 16, 2000 |
Could Your Biz Become a Trojan Horse for Hackers?
A look at the vulnerability of small business to cyber crime
The attacks hit big company sites, but still highlight the vulnerability of small companies. Many lack firewalls and other equipment to parry attackers. Others -- trusting a small staff -- are casual about internal security. There are also new risks associated with the increasingly popular cable modems and DSL connections, which give subscribers a constantly open line to the Web.
In September, Business Week frontier's print edition ran a package on cyber crime, featuring one entrepreneur's experience as the target of a hacker and practical information on how small businesses can protect themselves. Here we highlight that timely information and some other online pieces on security:
Hacked to Pieces Think your business is too small to need network security? That's what intruders are counting on
Picking Up the Pieces After a Hacker Attack Have a plan ahead of time to ensure a quick recovery
Insuring Against Not-So-Sweet Melissa -- and Other Perils of the Cyber-Age Few underwriters appreciate that you care more about the data than the server it's on
Keeping the Barbarians Off Your Web Site Hackers like to hone their skills on small-business sites, FBI experts say
Scrambling to Save Your Data Encryption programs could save your business
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