It’s easy to believe that cyber criminals are not interested in your business. Because you’re not a big household name, or don’t have thousands of staff across dozens of locations.
Sadly, that hasn’t been true for some time.
These days, cyber criminals don’t go after specific targets. Instead, they release malware and other bad software into the wild, seeking out easy targets.
Most businesses are a lot more hackable than they realise. And the consequences are huge… If you are hit with something like Cryptolocker, you can get locked out of your devices and data for days. It takes a lot of time, effort and often cash to get back to business as normal.
Did you know, around 87% of small businesses still think they won’t be targeted by cyber attackers.
Yes that’s right. 87%. You might even be reading this now thinking, “Yeah, yeah, but it still won’t happen to me. I’ll take my chances.”
It’s true, smaller businesses are different to huge multi-national corporations. But that certainly doesn’t make them less attractive to cyber attackers.
Quite the opposite.
It makes them positively irresistible.
One of the most important differences is that the big companies usually survive attacks, because they have sufficient resources to fall back on. Small businesses, on the other hand, usually don’t.
About half of all small businesses that experience cyber-attacks go bust within the next six months. And the bad guys love that. Bullies pick on weaknesses, after all. If they see you’ve got minimal security measures in place they’ll see it as the perfect opportunity to pick on you.
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