It wasn’t that long ago that small businesses were low on the list of potential targets for cyber-criminals, so it’s not surprising that many small business owners still operate with that mindset. But with a notable increase in cyber crime, much of it targeted at small businesses, it’s more important than ever for you to invest in security.
Because of many small business owners’ lack of security, hackers expect to be able to weasel their way into yours. The sad thing is, they’re usually right. No business is too small to be targeted, either. Cyber-criminals are only interested in data, and if you have it, you can be a target. Even if you don’t think you can afford the cost of cyber-security, the impact of an attack will be far, far more expensive.
Even your internet connection can make you vulnerable. If you’re not using a secure wi-fi connection, hackers can easily steal your data. Something as simple as staffers accessing sensitive data on a non-secure wi-fi connection while working remotely can put you at risk. But if you take the right precautions and invest in security to protect yourself, you’ll deter hackers who are looking for an easy target.
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