1 - Small and medium-sized businesses are not targeted by hackers, cybercriminals are more interested in the larger companies. FICTION
In fact, according to the 2018 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, 58 per cent of data breach victims were small businesses.
Many businesses aren’t targeted specifically, but instead are victims of what is known as ‘spray-and-pray attacks’ when hackers set up automated systems to randomly try to infiltrate businesses. As these attacks are random, any business can be damaged, regardless of size.
2 - We've never had a cyber-attack so we must be ok. FICTION
Cyber threats are continually growing, and cyber criminals are experts in exploiting the latest's vulnerability or news headline to attack businesses. If you have never been attacked this does not mean that tomorrow, you will not be. Make sure that your business is prepared for an attack and can react quickly when the worst happens.
3 - My business does not have anything worth protecting from cyber-attacks. FICTION
All businesses have something that cyber criminals want, data and money. Data on customers, financial data as well as logins for other systems. The use of ransomware to encrypt and then demand a payment for the return of the data.
Our purpose is to help SMEs with their business resilience, and we are ready and waiting to discuss your security and any other cyber-related queries you may have. Drop us a line to learn how we can help during a free 30 minute chat.