36 per cent of recent cyberattacks were targeted against businesses with fewer than 250 employees
Every time we mention cybersecurity to a small business owner or a senior executive, we often get a monotonous response – we are too small of a business for cyberattacks.
But, according to a study by the security software company Symantec, 36 per cent of recent cyberattacks were targeted against businesses with fewer than 250 employees in 2018.
Let us help you understand why small businesses are the new target for cyberattacks by hackers.
1. Hackers know what small business leaders are thinking
Hackers know that small business owners do not take security measures very seriously as big enterprises do. Hackers are aware of the fact that within a few attempts, they will be able to get into your system and use it as a gate pass to damage your data, network and in some cases, your entire IT infrastructure.
2. Poor to none cybersecurity protocols
Small business owners often have too much on their plate, and far more important decisions to make; as a result, cybersecurity falls on their back burner. Hackers know that targeting a small entity means fewer efforts from their end. The success rate of hacking […]