Cyber security isn’t just for large companies and major corporations. Hackers and cybercriminals look for weaknesses across all types data systems. The difference between attacks on your small business and the “compromises” of larger businesses is that they have the financial strength to withstand the backlash.
Even though larger companies can afford large scale data security, they are still targeted for attacks and many times data breaches are successful. Target, Snapchat, Experian—they have all faced major breaches in their data even with their high-end security measures. So, as a small to mid-sized business (SMBs), are you doing what you can to prevent a security breach? If your business fell victim to an attack, could it recover?
Customers shop small businesses because they trust them; shopping feels more personalized. Individuals are often more likely to enroll into rewards program, newsletters, and other mailing lists belonging to small businesses because the perception is that there will be less “spam”-like updates from the smaller business.
In recent years, cybercriminals have begun to focus on SMBs. Read on to learn why, and what the things you can do as a SMB owner to help protect your company against attack.