Small Business Sites are Often Attacked – Here’s How to Protect Yourself

SMB Sites are Often Hacked

A recent report from SiteLock indicates that 99 percent of websites that are hacked belong to small businesses, nonprofits and blogs. Small business sites are attacked 22 times each day on average. We often don’t hear about these attacks because they aren’t high profile. It doesn’t mean they aren’t happening. As a small business owner with an online presence, it’s imperative that you have the right protection protocols in place.

Within the report, SiteLock emphasized how much more frequent these attacks have become. In March of 2017, 53 percent of attacks targeted visitors to these small websites. In October 2016, that percentage sat at 37. It’s not only important for owners to protect themselves against their small business site being attacked, but their customers as well.

Experts suggest that education may be one of the key components in cyber security protection. Those in charge of a company’s infrastructure should understand how to control access, change management, log management and more. Encryption should also be something that is learned and understood.

Any small business who is relying on a single professional to handle both IT and cyber security may be doing themselves a disservice. The two departments have different roles to play in a business, and neither department should be tasked with both roles. Online threats have increased tremendously and simply installing firewalls is no longer an option.

If you would like more information about cyber security and how your business can operate more efficiently with the right protection, reach out to our team. We offer a variety of services to the small business owner in order to allow the owner to focus their attention on growing their company. Call us today to set up an appointment to learn more.

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