Where are your cybersecurity risks as a small business owner?
As a small business owner you have many roles and you may have little or no cybersecurity expertees. Here are some of the risks that exist to you and what you can do to limited the risk.
Mindset of a Cybercriminal
Cybersecurity awareness training is no longer sufficient, more needs to be done to combat the increased frequency and complexity of cyber hacks.
How to build a culture of security in a small business
How to do you compete with multinational hiring cybersecurity companies to make them cyber safe? Read here to learn low-tech cyber-savvy tips that you can implement to your small business
Exploring the Dora Act
What is the DORA act and how does it effect your small business? In this post we answer all the questions you might have about this new European regulation that will effect specific sectors.
Ransomware Attackers Don’t Discriminate
With a major ramsomware attack on the HSE that shook the Irish population just last year we wanted to look at what makes us vunerable and what can be done to prevent a ransomware attack on your business.
The Internet of Things, 5 things you need to know!
The Internet of Things is one of the newest technologies on the block, here are some cool features this technology creates and things we need to be cautious when it comes to this technology.
Key cybersecurity trends to look out for to protect your business this year
Looking forward into 2022 we wanted to examine trends we have seen in the first couple of months to provide businesses with an idea of how cybersecurity is shaping up for 2022.
Your 25,000 unread emails and Greta Thunberg
Organising your mail is the first step to organising your life. Are you aware that building up thousands of unread emails is not only bad organizational practise but also has serious adverse effects on the environment. Greta Thunberg may have a thing or two to say if she saw you had 25,000 emails. So keep Greta happy and learn how to manage your mailbox efficiently!
CyberPie takes Silver in the National Startup Awards
CyberPie takes Silver for Early Stage Startup at the National Startup Awards 2021. Founders Andrea Manning and Alison Mcmurtrie said achieving this recognition is key to creating awareness around the problem of cybersecurity for the microbusiness sector.
CyberPie Founder Andrea Manning featured in The Currency
Featured in The Currency, Andrea Manning says around 60 per cent of small businesses that are hit by cybercrime go out of business within six months. And her start-up, CyberPie, is designed to help them. She outlines her pitch and her plan.
Little Black Friday Book: Free Download
Cyber security is all part of running a business now. We break it down and show you how to build your defences and avoid becoming a victim of cybercrime. Whether you’re managing your own website or need to instruct your web developer we’ve got you covered. Get your house in order by following these tips and sit back and watch the sales roll in.
Social Engineering: The Manipulative Cyber Criminal
Social engineering is a cyber attack which manipulates and exploits our insecurities, and they are on the rise. You may be aware of the onslaught of phone calls from bogus numbers in recent months as phone scammers use sophisticated techniques to peel our money away from us and access private information. These “human hacking” scams convince us to part with details which can influence malware attacks or encourage us to expose data.
Behind the scenes of CyberPie
An insight into our founder & CEO Andrea Manning...On finding out that 90% of Irish businesses fall into the micro-business sector with less than ten employees, it was clear to me that the high tech cybersecurity industry is not speaking to them, to us. Yet we know that 60% of small businesses hit by a cybercrime will go out of business within six months.
Featured in the Sunday Business Post
Featured in the Sunday Business Post - “Sole traders and small businesses have a new offering in cybersecurity available to them. CyberPie is a new company set up by Andrea Manning to help micro and small businesses keep up to date on all things cybersecurity while cutting through the jargon that often intimidates small business owners. Business owners can sign up to a monthly subscription and learn how to keep their business secure from threats in under 5 minutes a week, with information delivered, ‘one slice at a time’.”
The many hats of the small business owner
A small business owner has to wear a number of hats. Recognising you are not able to do it all shows a business owner who has foresight and an understanding of their business as a whole. You are not expected to know everything or pre-empt the various obstacles which may come your way in building your empire.
Eat The Frog First
Putting tasks like GDPR and Cybersecurity on the long finger is like putting off the dentist and finding yourself in agony with a bad toothache on holiday. There are certain elements of running a business which ultimately are there to protect your future and no they may not be your favourite job, but they have to be done.
The Human Side of Cyber Security with Dr. Jessica Barker
Speaking at the 2021 Atlantec Festival, Dr. Jessica Barker explains the indispensable role of people in cybersecurity. When asked about the concept of humans being the ‘weakest link’, Jessica refutes this discourse explaining that this label is not only inaccurate but also potentially harmful to those who the blame is placed on.
How our actions influence the data
Sarah Armstrong-Smith explains why adopting a zero trust approach will ultimately benefit everyone, including employees and customers. By increasing security and reducing the vulnerabilities, potential blind spots are removed and people are empowered to take an active role in protecting their organisations - an interesting stance to keep in mind!
CyberPie is like an advanced driving course
Taking the driver seat and clutching the wheel of cybersecurity is quite like those nerves which creep in when taking our first driving lesson. Sweaty palms, overthinking, misplaced footing and why is the hand brake so stiff! The cockpit is alien, and the wipers start flashing but we’ve no idea what we hit to turn them on. How will all of this ever make sense?