Is Your Business Security at Risk? | Risky Business Ep 00
Mick Grove and Dan Carroll discuss business security and whether or not small businesses are at risk of attack.
Is Your Business Security at Risk: Video Interview
Interview Full Transcript:
Dan Carroll: At Gravity, we specialize a lot with small and mid-size businesses. Let’s say I own a small business no one is coming after me right? Let’s say I own a massage business and I sell online gift cards, so I take payments online or something like that. Its just Dan’s Massages, why are we concerned about that? No one is coming after my business, right? Everyone is going after Target.
Mick Grove: That’s what people presume that small businesses aren’t a target and in fact, they are primarily because criminals and attackers know that Target and well nowadays Target, and Amazon, and Google, these companies spend a lot of money security. They have a lot of security engineers to protect themselves. But small and mid-size businesses don’t.
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Dan Carroll: Let me ask you a question really quick, do you think the attack on Target was an accident and that somebody just got the wrong “target”?
Dan Carroll: Go on.
Mick Grove: So when I am thinking of small and mid-size businesses I am thinking they are excellent targets for attack. They don’t have a lot of security people, they have a lot of valuable assets. Whether in customer information or just physical assets that they protect on-premise.
Dan Carroll: So are we not only talking cyber-security, we are talking about physical security?
Mick Grove: It’s both, there have been cases in Seattle where a physical attack has to lead to a computerized or a cyber style attack.
Dan Carroll: So people are like breaking into computers like in the movie ˆWeird Science”?
Mick Grove: It is kind of like Tron and that is the hard part.
This post is part of our “Risky Business” series on online security tips for businesses.