Want to know what every hacker hopes you believe? “We’re small…nobody wants to hack us.” This is the #1 reason why people (companies) get hacked. They dismiss the importance of IT security because they’re only a “small business.” This is simply a lazy, irresponsible excuse.
According to billionaire investor Warren Buffett, cyber attacks is the BIGGEST threat to mankind — even more of a bigger threat than nuclear weapons, and statistics support his claim:
Cybercrime Victims Characterized as Small to Medium-sized Businesses
Security Compromised within Minutes or Less
Breaches took Months or Longer to Discover
Businesses Fail within 6 Months of a Data Breach
One thing is for certain: NO ONE is immune to cybercrime! In fact, one in five small businesses falls victim to cybercrime and that number grows every year. Plus, half of all cyber-attacks are aimed at small businesses BECAUSE they make themselves low-hanging fruit with sloppy or non-existent security protocols.
And one more critical point to ponder: If YOU aren’t giving IT security the attention it deserves, how do you think your CLIENTS would feel about that? If for no other reason, you need to do it to protect your clients’ data, even if the only information about them you store is an e-mail address. If YOUR system gets compromised, hackers will now have access to your CLIENT’S e-mail and can use that for phishing scams and virus-laden spam. I’m sure your clients want you to be a good steward of their information and privacy, so stop lying to yourself and get serious about putting essential security practices in place.
Want more IT security strategies?
In keeping with our Halloween theme, here’s some Spooktacular advice to help you safeguard your business and company data:
- Check out our Blog article, “If You Think Your Business Is Too Small To Be Hacked…Then You’re Probably A Cybercriminal’s No. 1 Target!“
- Listen to our PodCast: Cybersecurity Awareness – Phishing & Social Engineering.
- Take advantage of our Free Dark Web Scan to see if your Business Credentials are listed on the Dark Web.
- Download our Free Report below on the 7 Most Critical Protections Every Business Must Have in Place
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The 7 Most Critical IT Security Protections Every Business Must Have In Place To Protect Against Cybercrime, Data Breaches & Hacker Attacks
Cybercrime is at an all-time high, and hackers are setting their sights on small and medium businesses who are “low hanging fruit.” Don’t be their next victim! This report will get you started in protecting everything you’ve worked so hard to build
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Roy Richardson is a co-founder, Managing Partner, and CTO of Aurora InfoTech LLC, a leading Cybersecurity & IT consulting firm in Orlando, Florida. He is also a co-author of "Hack Proof Your Business", a cybersecurity guide for business owners & executive leadership.
Roy has 20+ years of executive management & engineering experience in the Cybersecurity, Information Technology, and Telecommunication industries. The vast experience he gained over the course of his career has given him a unique perspective that allows him to relate to a broad spectrum of business & technology challenges.