Security Alert for Small Business and Start-Ups

An enormous amount of personal and business information is available on the internet and in the hands of unscrupulous people it could do a lot of damage. Taking the seriousness of this matter into consideration the House of Lordsí science and technology committee published a proposal to protect people against cyber crime and hold start-up-, personal- and small business, and IT security vendors responsible.

The proposal focuses on protecting customers data and personal information. The Lords called for the setting up of an online e-crime reporting system that would include the creation of security breach notification laws and how they will be enforced.

McAfee and Datamonitor, the analyst firm, conducted a survey that included over 1400 businesses. 30% of the respondents said that a major security breach could be fatal for the business.

“We feel many of the organizations profiting from internet services now need to take their share of the responsibility. That includes the IT industry and the software vendors, the banks and internet traders, and the internet service providers,” said Lord Broers, chairman of the committee.

Small businesses, internet services, banks, software vendors and the IT industry need to start taking responsibility for e-crime and protect themselves and their customers against them. Small businesses need to consider outsourcing processes such as accounting that they aren’t comfortable handling. An online shop must take all the necessary precautions to protect its customers.

A On-Demand Small Business Infrastructure can dal with a lot of the security concern small business and start-up business, like SOHO-, SME, SMB-, Micro-, Lifestyle-, Home-, DIY-, Hobby-, Boomer-, Personal businesses must have.

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