Kevin Mitnick was once the “most wanted” computer hacker in the world. After being nabbed by the FBI and doing his time, Mitnick became one of the good guys, helping businesses understand and address information security weaknesses and threats.
Mitnick, now a leading consultant and speaker on the subject of information security, and author of the New York Times best-seller Ghost in The Wires, spoke with me about the most serious threats of which every business should be aware. Mitnick says that these issues aren’t just concerns for large corporations — small companies face the same challenges, and dealing with them effectively doesn’t require massive resources or IT departments. Here are the top threats, and some tools small businesses can use to address them: