Cybercrimes on the Rise for SMB’s

by | Mar 10, 2017 | Cybersecurity

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Over the years, we’ve seen many cyber-attacks on large corporations and entities making the headline news: Target, Yahoo, Sony, Staples among many others. Although these are the most newsworthy stories, cyber-attacks are not exclusive to only the big players, in fact, small businesses are increasingly becoming the target of hackers.

Small businesses get hit often due to the fact that they’re an easy, soft target to penetrate. Once inside, any kind of personal information has the potential of being stolen which could lead to identity theft, wire transfers, among a plethora of devastating events.

New data from Symantec’s 2016 Internet Security Threat Report indicates that about 1 in 40 small businesses are at risk of being a victim of a cyber-attack. A small business can be an ideal target for a hacker in the sense that SMB’s generally lack awareness and therefore are more exposed to threats.

The shocking number to come to terms to is 60% of small companies that suffer from a cyber-attack are out of business within 6 months. Are you prepared in the event your company is targeted next? What’s the first step in securing your company’s data? That’s where we come in. Our security experts are ready to guide you down the path of protection, each step at a time.

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