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.
Your business is too small to be targeted by hackers.
Small businesses made up over half of last year’s breach victims.
Strong passwords are enough to keep your data safe.
Two-factor authentication and data monitoring is also needed.
Anti-virus software will keep your business completely safe.
Software can’t protect against all cyber attacks.
If WiFi has a password, it’s secure.
Any public WiFi can be compromised, even with a password.
Cybersecurity threats are only external.
Insider threats are just as likely, whether from human error or malign intent.
Annual employee security awareness training is sufficient.
Regular security awareness training prepares employees to recognize attacks
You’ll know right away if you are hacked.
Modern attackers are stealthy and hard to detect.
Cybersecurity is solely the IT Department’s responsibility.
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
81% of hacking-related breaches leveraged either stolen and/or weak passwords.
60% of SMBs don’t have an up-to-date or active cybersecurity strategy in place.
62% of SMBs wil go out of business within 6 months of a cyber incident.