The topic this week is about confidence. How confident are you that you and your company are prepared for a potential cyber-attack?
Are you on the “very, bring it on” side of the spectrum, or the “man, I really don’t know. I’m almost nervous that I don’t know what I need to know” side of the spectrum?
Because whether you like it or not, small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), aka those with 100 employees or less, are more vulnerable than ever to cybersecurity breaches and attacks.
So with that in mind, let me tell you what are the 10 common SMB security mistakes:
#1: Think they’re too small to be a target
Ok, I will admit that it is true that small and medium-sized businesses are not at the top of the target list for nation-state actors. But that doesn’t mean that they are completely safe as well. Because it is also more likely that such attacks on these small businesses go undetected and unreported.
Moreover, with the limited resources small companies have, these breaches tend to also more likely lead to data disclosures. In fact, while in general less than 10% of cyber-attacks are breaches leading to data disclosures, for SMBs specifically, that percentage is up to 50%! So while there may not be as many actors out there targeting you, as an SMB, as our targeting large public entities know the odds that when they get in, that you’re going to know abou