Just because your business is small and independent does not mean that you are necessarily safe from hackers. In fact, many small business owners think they are safe from a cyber attack because their business is too small to be of any interest to hackers. The sad, painful truth is that no one is safe, especially if you deal with finances online. Hackers are always looking for ways in the “back doors” and into your business to sabotage and plunder your earnings until you are destitute and left for dead. Some of you business owners may be scoffing, “I have taken every step to ensure my business’s safety, so I am not at risk.” Unfortunately, this may not be true. Usually, basic Malware Safeguards are lacking and are not enough to withstand a full on attack from a dedicated life ruiner.
Take a look at this infographic presented by Veracode for some surprising stats on really how much hackers target small businesses and what you can do to prevent a cyber attack. Hope is not lost, and with the proper time, care, and security measures, you can keep your small business safe from cyber jerks. Share with us some preventative measures you take to protect your business.
Infographic by Veracode Application Security