Abacus IT Solutions President/COO Brian Jackson recently published a Cybersecurity article on the Barfield, Murphy, Shank & Smith website. We have a link to the complete article below. The items Brian covers apply to just about every small business.
Cybersecurity continues to be a hot topic, and was even a key issue in the recent U.S. Election. No locale, industry, or organization has shown to be exempt from the reach of present day cybersecurity threats. Surprisingly, the weakest sector in the hierarchy of business organizations continues to be small businesses, usually with less than 100 employees. Budget constraints, lack of expertise, and just plain complacency can cause small businesses to become easy targets. Extremely dangerous and well-funded cybercrime rings abroad are using sophisticated software systems to exploit thousands of companies to steal credit cards, client information, and even money from their bank accounts. In fact, the National Security Alliance reports that 1 in 5 small businesses have been victims of cybercrime within the last year… and that number is growing rapidly.