Forbes Interview: How can small business protect themselves from a cyber attack

A while back I was contacted by Karsten Strauss, a journalist with Forbes.com, He was looking for information for an article he was working on. The topic was how can small businesses protect themselves from a cyber attack and data breach. He was hoping to get some insight on what a new business should do - first thing - to protect its data, its transactions, and customers' info from cyber threats.

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Texas Health Provider Suffers Ransomware Attack

Urology Austin, a healthcare provider with 13 locations in central Texas, was the target of a cyber attack on January, 22 2017. It appears that the attackers were able to encrypt data on the company servers in an attempt to charge ransom through a ransomware attack. It was not clear whether the hackers were able to actually access any of the data that they encrypted. However, notification was sent to 200,000 patients as a precaution.

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Attention: Services Providers - Clients want to know how you protect their data

It would be careless to do business with someone before doing your homework. You need to make sure you understand exactly what you are getting into and that the other party is open, honest and acting with an acceptable standard of care. Conducting due diligence is common practice with today's business interactions. You see investigations into a company's financials, personnel, and business practices. With the cyber security environment we have today, IT and information security reviews during due diligence investigations are being given a higher priority as well.

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Mastercard Requires QSA or ISA for Level 2 Merchants

The standard for handling credit card data is set by the PCI (Payment Card Industry) SSC (Security Standards Council). However, each card brand, Visa, Mastercard, AmEx, Discover and JCB, manages its own specific compliance program. Requirements for becoming compliant and reporting are set by each card brand. Even though each programs requirements are similar, there are slight variations in certain particular details as to how they apply to different merchants.

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