October marks Cyber Security Month, and we took this chance to talk about what cyber threats we face every day and how we could avoid them. It might seem that cyber attacks are far away from us or our business and present the greatest danger only for large corporations. Unfortunately, the statistics say otherwise. Almost half of all the threats strike small businesses. The most common attacks among them are web-based and social engineering attacks, as well as phishing.
e-abo is a Swiss startup offering an affordable solution for course administration. As a member of the GEIGER project consortium, e-abo will have the possibility to evaluate the level of cybersecurity risks of their business, and to eliminate any potential threats, all while contributing to the development of the GEIGER framework and tools by bringing in the small business perspective.
Why is cybersecurity knowledge sharing so important for small businesses? During HAISA 2020 event, Alireza Shojaifar from FHNW presented a newly published paper on a security assessment and capability improvement method CYSEC.
FHNW has published a page with information about the GEIGER project for local stakeholders in German-speaking Switzerland.
The press release describes the cybersecurity challenge of micro and small enterprises, the objectives of the GEIGER project, and the approach followed by the consortium partners for implementing the project.