You own a small company, perhaps barely making enough to cover expenses. No hacker would be interested in you. Are you willing to take the risk that what you think is true? It’s not a good idea. According to a CNBC/SurveyMonkey Small Business survey, small business owners aren’t doing enough when it comes to cyber security.
The survey found that only about 2 percent of small business owners view cyberattacks as a critical threat. It makes sense in a way. Small business owners are often more concerned with payroll, insurance and taxes. It’s that lack of focus, say experts, that is putting the small business owner at a heightened risk for hacking.
Don’t believe for a moment that hackers don’t know that there is a better than average chance that your small business isn’t protected. Of the 28 million small businesses in the country, half have fallen victim to hackers. But why? The reasons that hackers go after small businesses can vary. Some hackers utilize small attacks to launch larger ones. In other cases, hackers will take the information they gather and hold it for ransom.
If you are a small business owner and don’t have any type of cyber security measures in place, it’s only a matter of time before you fall prey to hackers. Reach out to our team today to discover how we can help you. Not only are you putting yourself at risk for hacking, but you are risking the personal information of your customers and clients. A proper cyber security setup is essential if you hope to keep information safe and your business growing.