Jun 12 2018

Cisco Live 2018: How Small Businesses Can Overcome Cybersecurity Challenges

In 2018, ransomware, cryptomining, data breaches and other cybersecurity threats plague small and medium-sized businesses as much as larger enterprises. However, SMBs often need to confront those IT security challenges with fewer resources. We spoke with security experts at Cisco Live 2018 about how SMBs can keep their IT resources and customers' data safe. SMBs can outsource certain aspects of cybersecurity and can use network segmentation via software-defined networking to enhance their security. 

For more highlights and news from Cisco Live, check out our Cisco Live 2018 conference coverage page


    Steve Wojnicki, Manager, Security Solutions, CDW

    Jeff Reed, Senior Vice President of Product, Cisco's Security Business 

    Sean Mason, Director of Threat Management and Incident Response, Security Advisory Services, Cisco 


Video Highlights

  • Small and medium-sized businesses need to confront as many of the IT security threats as larger enterprises but usually must do so with fewer resources. 
  • Outsourcing cybersecurity to a partner or managed service provider can help SMBs boost their security posture.
  • Network segmentation allows SMBs to guard against ransomware and other malware, and software-defined networking makes it easier to segment the network.