Cyber Attacks | What You Need to Know

 As I write this article there are well organized cyber criminals are developing plans to attack small businesses like yours to steal your data, encrypt your systems, and trick you into sending them money.

More than half of cyber-attacks are aimed at small businesses and 1 in 5 have become victims. Small Businesses can be easy targets because the criminals know they most lack the protective measures to prevent an attack. Don’t become a Sitting Duck by being complacent or ignoring the risk to your business.

The first challenge for most small businesses to overcome is having the right mindset about security. Many businesses are ignorant or complacent about security, which is a bigger threat than anything in cyber space. Businesses that are proactive means putting Cyber-security on the agenda before it becomes the agenda.

The next step is to establish a baseline for which helps you understand strengths and weaknesses in your security posture.  The baseline should be developed through analysis of your technology, employees, and core business functions. With a good baseline you can now prioritize, plan, and implement the right controls for your business.

When it comes to protecting your small business, you need to know without any doubts you are doing everything possible to avoid being an easy target. It may be that you cannot take on all the security challenges at once, but some progress is better than none.

 

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