Each year more and more businesses of all sizes are suffering from cyber breaches. The big names Equifax, Yahoo, Anthem, eBay, JP Morgan Chase, Home Depot, Target and Adobe to name a few grab all the attention. But, don’t be fooled that it only happens to these big businesses.
The latest surveys show that small businesses need all the help they can get. In the last 12 months, hackers have breached half of all small businesses in the United States, according to the 2018 State of SMB Cybersecurity Report. Small businesses, which often don’t have the revenue to afford their own IT departments, are especially susceptible to phishing attacks via email or fraudulent activity happening in their e-commerce shops.
It is impossible to predict who will be affected by such an attack and when, but 97% of the breaches could have been prevented with today’s technology. Below are the 12 ways you can take action today to reduce your chances of becoming a statistic.