Cybersecurity Strategies for SMEs in the Nordic Baltic Region

Morten Falch*, Henning Olesen, Knud Erik Skouby, Reza Tadayoni, Idongesit Williams

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Abstract

Cybercrime has become the most widespread kind of economic fraud and is a serious challenge for businesses around the world. The topic of this paper is how SMEs in the Nordic Baltic Region should face this challenge. Possible technical and organisational tasks to be performed by SMEs in order to ensure cybersecurity of their business are analysed. The paper looks at the different types of hackers and their motives. On this background, current cyberthreats and corresponding security measures are presented. It is concluded that awareness, training, and financial incentives are all important elements in defining a cybersecurity strategy for SMEs. The paper is based on research made in the DINNOCAP project funded by EU regional funds.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftJournal of Cyber Security and Mobility
Vol/bind11
Udgave nummer6
Sider (fra-til)727-754
Antal sider28
ISSN2245-1439
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2023

Bibliografisk note

Funding Information:
The paper is based on research carried out as part of the DINNOCAP project funded by the EU [8]. The objective of the project was to empower the use of ICT opportunities among SMEs, involving industry organizations and public sector authorities in the Baltic Sea Region (BSR).

Funding Information:
Cybercrime has become the most widespread kind of economic fraud and is a serious challenge for businesses around the world. The topic of this paper is how SMEs in the Nordic Baltic Region should face this challenge. Possible technical and organisational tasks to be performed by SMEs in order to ensure cybersecurity of their business are analysed. The paper looks at the different types of hackers and their motives. On this background, current cyberthreats and corresponding security measures are presented. It is concluded that awareness, training, and financial incentives are all important elements in defining a cybersecurity strategy for SMEs. The paper is based on research made in the DINNOCAP project funded by EU regional funds.

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