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Small business is the next hacker target, technology expert tells CyberSecurity Today on ABC
PRINCETON, N.J. April 9, 2020 – Small business is the next battlefront for cyber attacks, best-selling technology author Milan Baria said during an interview with CyberSecurity Today.
“We’ve seen these criminals moving from attacking corporations to focusing on small business. They know small businesses are not really taking steps to protect themselves,” said Milan Baria, a co-author of Amazon best-seller You Are The #1 Target: Why Your Business Is Likely To Be The Victim of Cybercrime Now More Than Ever Before…And What You Can Do To Stop It.
“It’s a numbers game. Hackers will scan hundreds of small businesses on the internet, and find two or three that are open to database breaches or ransomware. They don’t need 100; they just need a few to make it pay off,” he said.
Baria said the attackers can lurk in a small business network for months before being discovered, all the time collecting information on customers and the target business.
He cited an accounting firm hit with a ransomware demand, which the CFO said it couldn’t afford to pay. The hackers sent the CFO the firm’s financial statement and locked down the network until the ransom was paid.
Changing passwords frequently, utilizing a password manager and adding multifactor authentication – like the code sent to your phone when you try to sign on to a site – are the most effective deterrents.
“Those three things alone will put you in a much better position,” said Baria, CEO of Blueclone Networks.
Baria was selected to be a guest on the show because of his success as a business technology strategist, particularly in the healthcare, bio-pharmaceutical and finance industries. The program was filmed in Hollywood at the historic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, and directed by 15-time Emmy winner N. Nanton.
To learn more about Milan Baria, please visit: milanbaria.com
About Milan Baria
Milan Baria has appeared as a cyber security expert on ABC, CBS, NBC & FOX affiliates, and is co-author of the Amazon best-seller You Are The #1 Target: Why Your Business Is Likely To Be The Victim of Cybercrime Now More Than Ever Before…And What You Can Do To Stop It. He is CEO of Blueclone Networks, is certified by Microsoft & CompTIA, and is accredited in specialized areas, including cyber security and compliance.