What are the security risks for small businesses?


My answer to What are the security risks for small businesses?

Answer by Ken Larson:

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Other than the Internet technology risks that every company faces, the survival of a small business depends on creating security in several other key areas.


“Risk management has four overarching pillars:

  • Strategic – vision, political threats and opportunities, diversification, management’s ability to perceive/anticipate market and industry influencers, company adaptability, ethics, strategic metrics, degree of risk tolerance, and crisis management plan
  • Financial – having adequate funds to perform, stable source(s) of funding, accurate reporting, and routine and surprise audits
  • Operations – policies, processes, performance, compliance, tactical metrics, and quality
  • Technological – having the right platforms and tools for the work to be performed, technology competence, IT security, and innovativeness.”

Managing the unseen threats to your enterprise — Washington Technology

What are the security risks for small businesses?


About rosecoveredglasses

2 Tours in US Army Vietnam. Retired from 36 Years in the Defense Industrial Complex after working on 25 major weapons systems, many of which are in use today in the Middle East. Volunteer MicroMentor. I specialize in Small, Veteran-owned, Minority-Owned and Woman-Owned Businesses beginning work for the Federal Government. MicroMentor is a non-profit organization offering free assistance to small business in business planning, operations, marketing and other aspects of starting and successfully operating a small enterprise. You can set up a case with me at MicroMentor by going to: http://www.micromentor.org/ key words: "Federal Government Contracting"

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