Battling the Online Highwayman: How to Guard Your Business Against Cyber Crime

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By Malcolm Osmond

In years gone by, if you saw a man galloping alongside your carriage waving a pistol with his face partially covered by a scarf, then you would be right to assume that he was a highwayman and you were about to be robbed.

As technology lurches forward and criminals operate deep within the online space, they are not so easy to recognize. It may be the spotty teen on his laptop at the local wi-fi hotspot or a techno-savvy white collar worker with a load of ambition and a lack of scruples.

Is Your Business at Risk?

Businesses in the 21st century are increasingly at risk for cyber crime, but many are woefully unprepared. What types of cyber crime can affect your business? Consider these real-world examples: