Next week sees the start of the annual InfoSecurity Europe show in London. Boasting in excess of 300 vendors, it's hardly surprising that confusion reigns with SMEs. As we know, there is no 'silver bullet', so each one will set out to tackle the many cyber security challenges we face in their own particular way. Granted, many will be focused on the enterprise market, however for the SME the array of solutions and advice is mind-boggling. To the uninitiated, it could be compared to a 'wheel inventors' convention. Is there really that many ways to stop malware entering your online store?
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SMALL businesses in Scotland are “confused, bewildered and overwhelmed” by the array of advice being offered to help them tackle cybercrime, and more than half have turned to Google, which has left them even more confused, according to a new report.The Glasgow University study showed small firms were aware of the rising threat of cybercrime, but were still failing to address it effectively.Their confusion was compounded when they turned to Google, which typically returned 12 million results.The research said confusion surrounding cybercrime advice left firms choosing to take only the most minor “common knowledge” preventative measures, such as anti-virus software and firewalls, which left them unwittingly vulnerable.It also showed that SMEs still did not regard the data they hold, whether their own or that of customers, as having value.