Back in the 1930s when legendary gangster John Dillinger was asked why he robbed banks, he responded, “Because that’s where the money is.” That same reasoning goes a long way towards explaining why small businesses are a favorite target of hackers and purveyors of malware.
What else do small businesses have in common? They’re small. They have to do more with less, and with fewer employees. SMB owners wear many different hats, and that means that IT, cybersecurity and employee training often get pushed down the to-do list, making a big target even easier for hackers and phishers to hit.
Here’s what we know from experience: It’s much more costly and time-consuming to recover from phishing, ransomware and other cyber attacks than to prevent them in the first place.
If you’re running a small business, don’t be a big target.