May 7, 2020

8 Cybersecurity Myths



ADVANTEX IT SECURITY AWARENESS

Attacks on networks may be inevitable, but proactive monitoring of stolen and compromised data allows you to respond to a threat immediately to prevent a major breach. We debunk 8 Cybersecurity myths that may have an effect on your business.

1 MYTH
Small Business
Your business is too small to be targeted by hackers.

THE REALITY
Small Business
Small businesses made up over half of last year’s breach victims.

2 MYTH
Passwords
Strong passwords are enough to keep your data safe.

THE REALITY
Passwords
Two-factor authentication and data monitoring is also needed.

3 MYTH
Software
Anti-virus software will keep your business completely safe.

THE REALITY
Software
Software can’t protect against all cyber attacks.

4 MYTH
WiFi
If WiFi has a password, it’s secure.

THE REALITY
Wifi
Any public WiFi can be compromised, even with a password.

5 MYTH
Hackers
Cybersecurity threats are only external.

THE REALITY
Hackers
Insider threats are just as likely, whether from human error or malign intent.

6 MYTH
Training
Annual employee security awareness training is sufficient.

THE REALITY
Training
Regular security awareness training prepares employees to recognize attacks

7 MYTH
Warning Signs
You’ll know right away if you are hacked.

THE REALITY
Warning Signs
Modern attackers are stealthy and hard to detect.

8 MYTH
IT Department
Cybersecurity is solely
the IT Department’s responsibility.

THE REALITY
IT Department
Every staff member should be familiar with good cybersecurity practices.

Reality by the Numbers

Sources: Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report and Vistage Cyberthreats and Solutions for Small and Midsize Businesses Report

Breaches
81% of hacking-related breaches leveraged either stolen and/or weak passwords.

Business Closed
60% of SMBs don’t have an up-to-date or active cybersecurity strategy in place.

Unprepared
62% of SMBs wil go out of business within 6 months of a cyber incident.

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