"My Business is Too Small to Get Hacked" Wrong!

Posted by Darren Crane on Dec 9, 2019 9:59:33 AM
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Hackers attack vulnerabilities and usually aren’t aware of the size of your business. No business is too small to get hacked, this is a common misconception.

In fact, small businesses are perhaps even more prone to attacks because they often have less security in place to protect their data. Less security means easier access for hackers.

Virtually all businesses are connected to the internet in some form. Which means eventually all businesses will experience at the very least a malicious attempt to gain unauthorized access to your company files.

 

Did you know 43% of cyber attacks target small business?

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All business leaders should be educating themselves and their team about cybersecurity. Being cyber aware is important no matter what type of business you have, but it is especially crucial if you host customer data. 

 

60% of small companies go out of business within six months of falling victim to a data breach or cyber attack.

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The cost of data breach is high, costing up to $2.5 million for small to mid-size businesses. Being that the cost of data breach is high it's no wonder a data breach is enough to put a halt to business operations.

Unfortunately, businesses of all sizes experience hacking attempts, which is why you should be following all necessary procedures and protocol to secure your data.

Healthcare, legal, finance and other highly regulated industries should have the best of the best cybersecurity services. These types of businesses are typically subject to various laws and compliance regulations such as HIPAA for healthcare providers and SEC and FINRA for financial institutions.

 

Neglecting cyber protection and awareness puts your company in an extremely risky position.

Take a step in the right direction by getting started with the resources in DLC'S Ultimate Cybersecurity Guide. Educate yourself and share with your team.

Topics: cybersecurity

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