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4 small business security lessons from real-life hacks

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It's no longer unusual to see major, massive hacks make news these days. They affect millions of individuals and cost millions of dollars to rectify.

While intriguing to read about, the security breaches of large organizations and financial institutions generally offer little in practical terms to help small and medium-sized businesses to better protect themselves. Specifically, SMBs often deploy different technology than that used in an enterprise while grappling to do more with smaller IT teams.

[ Analyses: Target Breach Has Affected Small Business Data Security and Security Must Evolve to Be 'All About the Data' ]

There's still no excuse for small businesses to skimp on security. Yes, technology pervades even non-technical sectors, and mature cloud services make it possible today to quickly setup an online presence with little more than an Internet connection and a credit card. This heavy digitization of business also means that an online hacker could also cause...(continued)

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