You may not want to address cybersecurity, thinking it can’t happen to you. But it can. You hear the stories about the big companies hit with a cyberattack, but thousands of attacks are happening right now. Sixty seven percent of SMBs with fewer than 1,000 employees have experienced a cyberattack; fifty-eight percent have been hit with a data breach. An attack will affect everything you do–and more than likely (60% of SMBs) lead to bankruptcy within a year.
Everything you’ve worked for and love.
Finances are the thing that you as a business owner are, rightly, concerned about. Even if your company does not end up bankrupt, your business could be saddled with immense costs, possible fines and lawsuits over a data breach. Day-to-day operations that could be disrupted: employee daily workflows, customer service, and regulation and compliance requirements.
Your plans for the future could also be threatened. You saw a vision for the future, attracting new customers, generating new business and creating a well-known brand. Your reputation could be damaged.
Part of the growth threatened is improvements in employee communication, performance, motivation and cyber savvy, and you can’t attract new, diverse talent to a company with a bad rep.
Over 92% of cyberattacks start with email. It may have been a careless employee who put your business at risk, clicking a phishing link or being scammed by email. That’s means you know how to stop most attacks: cyber education for your employees.
You need to prepare. Fight for what you love and built.