If you run a small business, you may think that you are not susceptible

to cyber attacks, but that could not be further from the truth.

In fact, today, about half of all cyberattacks target small businesses.

Here are some of the reasons why:

Small Business Just Don’t Take Cyber Defense Seriously

 

Even though small businesses want to stay secure, they just don’t believe that hackers would be interested in their information or even know that they exist.

 

However, small businesses are much easier to hack, and the possibility of the hacker achieving a reward is far greater.

Small Business Owners Are Not Educated About Cyber Security

 

Often, small business owners are simply lacking the necessary knowledge when it comes to cyber security and because of this, they don’t take the proper steps to install encryption, change passwords, or lock their systems.

 

When the management doesn’t know how to stay secure than their employees will know even less. Employees need to know about the traps that hackers set and that just one click of an unauthorized link can cause unending havoc.

 

Small Businesses Pay Ransom

 

In many cases, if a hacker wants to get a cash reward out of a small business, all they have to do is ask.

 

This is because if a hacker takes the company's information hostage, they rarely have the resources to recover their data, so they just end up paying whatever dollar amount the hacker asks for.

 

Hacking Small Businesses Can Lead Hackers to the Bigger Fish

 

Hackers can often use your data to unlock the doorway into larger companies.

 

For instance, during the Target hack a few years ago, customer’s credit card information was stolen because the hackers first gained access to one of their HVAC contractors, which is a smaller company that had Target’s essential info.

 

Small Business Owners Have Fewer Resources to Go After Hackers

 

When a hacker breaks into a major corporation, that company can provide logs that can be used against the hacker in a court of law. Most small business just don’t keep this type of information.

 

Many small businesses also do not have the money or resources to go through a long drawn out legal process needed to catch their hackers. It’s an issue that larger companies just do not have.

 

In the end, it is important that you never convince yourself that just because you are a smaller business that you are also an invisible target. Nothing could be further from the truth.

 

Take advantage of cyber security and keep your company intact.

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