Despite the number of significant data breaches rapidly increasing since 2012, SMBs sometimes feel that they’re too small to be targeted – but the reality is very different. While it is true that smaller businesses are not as likely to be the direct focus, many cyber-attacks aim for breadth and simply seek to cause as much damage as possible. The result is that almost half of all UK small businesses have been hit by a cyber-attack or breach, with many suffering significant financial consequences.
It’s understandable that small businesses may feel as though there is little they can do to prevent an attack. But it is precisely because an attack is so likely that you should be making preparations and taking increased precautions.
For an in-depth look at your particular situation, consider using an IT Security Health Check tool which will help to identify the areas in which you’re doing well, and also the weak links in your business security that need to be improved. Nevertheless, the following steps are all essential preventative measures for businesses of all sizes.
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