How COVID-19 Has Affected Small Business Cyber Safety & What to Do About It.
COVID-19 has created a digital dependency amongst businesses, which has also led to increased vulnerability to cyberattacks.
The United Nations Security Council released information that cybercrime is up 600% since the pandemic began.
Izumi Nakamitsu, U.N. disarmament chief, said the threat from misusing information and communications technology “is urgent.”
How does this relate to small businesses?
43% of cybersecurity attacks are aimed at small businesses (Verizon data breach report). Small businesses are targets because they often fail to prioritize security.
The stigma of overly complex and expensive software may deter small business owners from investing in cybersecurity. SecureABC offers enterprise-level services at an affordable monthly rate—starting as low as $199/month.
Hackers are taking this opportunity to exploit weaknesses in the new work-from-home lifestyle most businesses have had to adopt.
For a small business, the cost of a successful cyberattack could be the death sentence. Sixty percent of these businesses go out of business within six months after the attack (Verizon data breach report).
What can you do about it?
A) Build Awareness of existing strengths and weaknesses.
B) Understand and develop smart Behaviors that foil attempts by hackers.
C) Weave cybersecurity into the Culture of your organization.
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