Feeds

Lock up your computers! Crime is everywhere

Small Biz seminar

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Build a business case: developing custom apps

Did you know that 61 per cent of British businesses suffered computer-related crime last year? This
astonishing statistic is supplied courtey of the British Chamber of Commerce. And if that were not hyberbolic enough for you, how about another "fact":

"93% of firms experienced a virus attack or irregular intrusion" last year. That's what the BCC claims, entirely plausibly we think

It is difficult enough to make a living as a plumber. or a hairdresser, or a shopkeeper without all those pesky virus-writers, hackers and disaffected employees intruding all over the computer systems in an irregular manner. People who run small businesses can talk of little else but this pandemic of computer mischief-making when they gather in Britain's saloon bars and the golf courses.

As for trading online: the world is full of Nigerians and sundry credit card fraudsters waiting in ambush.
Here the BCC is making itself useful. It's running a series of e-Security seminars countrywide for SMEs to "help protect them against modern security risks related to trading online". You can find out more at
www.chamberonline.co.uk
. ®

Build a business case: developing custom apps

More from The Register

next story
iPad? More like iFAD: We reveal why Apple fell into IBM's arms
But never fear fanbois, you're still lapping up iPhones, Macs
Amazon says Hachette should lower ebook prices, pay authors more
Oh yeah ... and a 30% cut for Amazon to seal the deal
Philip K Dick 'Nazi alternate reality' story to be made into TV series
Amazon Studios, Ridley Scott firm to produce The Man in the High Castle
Nintend-OH NO! Sorry, Mario – your profits are in another castle
Red-hatted mascot, red-colored logo, red-stained finance books
Sonos AXES support for Apple's iOS4 and 5
Want to use your iThing? You can't - it's too old
Joe Average isn't worth $10 a year to Mark Zuckerberg
The Social Network deflates the PC resurgence with mobile-only usage prediction
Chips are down at Broadcom: Thousands of workers laid off
Cellphone baseband device biz shuttered
Feel free to BONK on the TUBE, says Transport for London
Plus: Almost NOBODY uses pay-by-bonk on buses - Visa
Twitch rich as Google flicks $1bn hitch switch, claims snitch
Gameplay streaming biz and search king refuse to deny fresh gobble rumors
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
The Essential Guide to IT Transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIO's automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise.
Maximize storage efficiency across the enterprise
The HP StoreOnce backup solution offers highly flexible, centrally managed, and highly efficient data protection for any enterprise.