The Equifax Breach is one of the largest data breaches in history has left 143 million people wondering if their highly personal data has been exposed to hackers.

Read More: Everything you need to know about Equifax breach

This incident has generated a lot of concern and discussion globally. The impact has us reeling, and there are staff within Equifax who have lost their jobs. Such a breach for the SMB business will have an impact much more than just loss of jobs. While many people believe, cyber security is a concern for large organizations, but the truth is not only large organizations but SMBs also lie in the risk zone. Everyone is in the risk zone.

It is critical for SMBs to focus on cyber security and be aware of and take actions to mitigate the risks that they are exposed to. In this issue, we cover steps that can be taken to build a cyber-attack response plan, an article on the need of data breach insurance as well as ways in which hackers target small businesses. We understand SMB has bandwidth, resource constraints and cannot focus on everything and so our attempt to keep the focus on cybersecurity and information security within SMB.

We hope you do find this useful. We are happy to hear your feedback.

-Editor

Pooja Bhargava

Team Arrka

Arrka SMB Security Series

We have our own series on Building a Security Plan and various defenses. This is a monthly release. You can follow this through our newsletter.

Step 1 – Define the Policy (for both Digital and Cyber/ Information Security)

Five Steps for Building an SMB Cyber-attack Response Plan

https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbestechcouncil/2017/09/06/five-steps-for-building-an-smb-cyberattack-response-plan/#35bbba35e50d

 

“Cyber security is a shared responsibility, and it boils down to this: In Cyber Security, the more systems we secure, the more secure we all are. – Jeh Johnson”

 

Does Your Small Business Need Data Breach Insurance?

https://smallbiztrends.com/2017/09/data-breach-insurance.html

Watch Out For These 5 Ways Hackers Target Small Businesses

http://www.informationsecuritybuzz.com/articles/watch-5-ways-hackers-target-small-businesses/

 

Xafecopy Trojan – New Malware Steals Money of Users through Mobile Phones

Xafecopy Trojan is a malware software of Ubsod family targeting the Android operating system, identified first in September 2017 by cybersecurity and antivirus provider Kaspersky targeting significantly on India based android devices.

http://www.spamfighter.com/News-21125-New-Malware-Steals-Money-of-Users-through-Mobile-Phones.htm

Malware Trends – 2017

Vaibhav Shah from our CyberSecurity Team has compiled and summarized trends in Malware.

Malware Trends – 2017