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New Release: The Gorilla Guide to…® Secure IT Deployment for Small to Midsize Business!

If small businesses thought they could do fine without an Internet presence, the COVID-19 pandemic shocked them into realizing they couldn’t avoid going online anymore. Even before the pandemic, they would need an online presence for communicating with suppliers, banks, and other institutions, even if they didn’t offer services on the Web.

But going onto the big, bad Internet is just as dangerous for a small business as for famous mega-corporations. Ransomware spares no one, for instance. What’s needed is an approach to cybersecurity that recognizes the limitations on computer expertise and financial resources in small businesses. And as author Ed Tittel points out in The Gorilla Guide to…Secure IT Deployment for Small to Midsize Business, most businesses are small. The book lays out the security requirements and resource constraints of businesses as small as a single person or as large as 500 employees.

The guide looks at a range of protections, starting with employee education and preventative measures such as penetration testing (Figure 1). Tittel then proceeds to more sophisticated options such as Zero Trust and DevSecOps, which treats security as part of a sleek, fast-moving development strategy. The book also discusses how Hewlett Packard Enterprise services for small and medium-sized businesses fit into the picture.

Inside the Guide

Gorilla Guides make learning and discovery approachable and easy, and they take the guesswork out of navigating complicated IT technologies. Written by an industry expert and sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise, this resource is packed full of trusted information on cybersecurity for businesses up to 500 employees.

Learn about:

  • Three Approaches to Leading Security Threats
  • Security Impacts of Moving to the Cloud
  • Affordable Options for Small Businesses

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Focus on Your Business

  • Action Galore on Both Ends of the Business Spectrum
  •     Microbusinesses (Single Employee)
  •     Small Businesses (1-99 employees)
  •     Midsize Businesses (100-999 or 100-499 Employees)
  •     Specialized, Focused Content

Chapter 2: Cybersecurity Remains Mission Critical

  • Security Is Key to Business Success
  • Leading Security Threats
  • Special Challenges for Smaller Businesses

Chapter 3: Staying Ahead of Security Threats

  • The Cloud Changes Everything … Including Security
  • How HPE (and Partners) Can Secure IT
  •     HPE Security Starts with Its Servers
  •     HPE Security Solutions
  •     Beyond the Solutions: Expert Consulting Help
  • Closing the Book: Making IT Workable and Safe

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About the Author

Ed Tittel is a 30-plus year IT industry veteran who’s worked as a developer, in various management roles, a technical evangelist, and as a trainer. Ed is the author of more than 100 computing books and countless articles, blog posts, white papers, and more. For more info visit

About Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Grow your business with small business IT solutions that power your key ambitions and help you achieve big goals. Explore how HPE small business IT solutions can best serve your small and midsized business needs.

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