In an age where data drives decisions, it's crucial for every business to protect its digital assets. While massive corporations are the ones that make headlines when they suffer from cyber-attacks, small businesses are not immune. The great news is that once you know the reasons why you must embrace cybersecurity in your business, in this article we outline all the ways you can start.
You might be surprised to know that many cybercriminals target small businesses. Why? Because they often lack the robust cybersecurity measures that larger corporations have. That vulnerability can lead to a data breach or other cyber crimes, which can financially and reputationally devastate businesses.
What’s more, while modern technology has enabled us to access business data from anywhere, it has also exposed new points of vulnerability. Think about the apps and tools employees use to make their tasks easier. Some apps may seem handy, such as PDF or image conversion tools, but if they’re not officially sanctioned, they’re known as 'Shadow IT' because they could be doorways for cybercriminals to enter uninvited.
Then there’s the rise of smart devices – with each new Bluetooth speaker, smart fridge, or doorbell comes a potential entry point for cyber mischief.
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