Why Small Businesses Need to Invest in Cybersecurity

A lot of small online businesses have been affected by cybercrime in the recent years. Most of these affected businesses are out of the business within the duration of the attacks. Small businesses, with size very vulnerable to such attacks, could be paralyzed in no time once cybercrime accelerates.


Even big companies have been affected by cybercrime such as Sony and Target wherein they have experienced some serious data breaches that resulted to some even more serious cybercrimes. However, this does not assure small business ventures that they are safe from these attacks. As much as big and famous companies are hot in the eyes of cybercrime perpetuators, small businesses aren’t an exception.

Here are some reasons why you need to start taking online security very seriously.

Online Threats are Real

According to police reports, small and medium sized businesses are the very institutions that are more vulnerable to cyber-attacks. One of the faults of small and medium sized business owners is that they least expect that their company are going to be targeted by these cybercrime offenders that in turn, makes their company very vulnerable to these kinds of attacks. This is just logical since hackers would assume that small businesses often have limited resources and experience thus making them weak and vulnerable of the attack.

Hackers want what small businesses have

One of the things that hackers want in a cyber-attack is to get access on different information such as employee information which they would see as a target. Banking credentials and security numbers of these employees are the information that these cybercrime offenders want at best. One recurring element makes hackers move in their job and that is none other than, money. Thus, any information that discloses details with regards to money matters should be secured and take all the needed measures before anything else.


Cybercrime Offenders are on the Move 24/7

Unlike a normal thief who comes at night or anytime that people aren’t watching in order to do his or her thing, cyber criminals threat online businesses, whatever sizes they may be, every second of the day. That logic behind this is that small businesses are large in numbers making the hackers feel inspired to do their work since the kind of information found in these businesses are large a well. Thus, it is just right for online businesses to enforce security rules and measures in order to avoid these kinds of crimes.


Small Businesses (as well as Hackers) Resort to the Cloud

The value of small businesses cloud as of the recent study is more than $8 billion and is expected to increase in the next few years. Furthermore, a lot of small businesses are planning to venture in cloud-based software to reach customers easier. This is precisely the reason why businesses should invest on cloud security because as the number of businesses moving to the cloud increase, the number of hackers are also increasing.

Cybercrime is real. You should not wait for your company to be threatened next. Make a move now and become vigilant to avoid anything bad that might happen with you, your employees or your company.



The Benefits of eBooks

Some people would argue that printed books are always better than e-books. Well, this is at some point true. Who doesn’t want the spell of the paper inside the books especially when its hard bound? Who doesn’t want to flip pages and the feeling of excitement as the pages continue being flipped? These and all other things are only experienced in a real book.


However, e-books are not at all bad. There are some benefits that e-books have that printed and tangible books doesn’t. Regardless if there is nothing that could necessarily exchange the experience one gets from reading a printed book, e-books have its own set of good stuffs in it. Read on!

Easier to Purchase

If you are planning to read a novel or a journal available in a book, you could order it from the publishing house or visit a book store near you. This is, however, only true when the book that you want to read is geographically available. What happens when the book is only sold from a store miles and miles away? Yes, you could order printed books online. But what if you need to read that certain book now? This is where e-book gets in. When the book you are planning to read is available in e-book, with a few clicks and payment, you can download and access them easily at the time when you need it most.

eBooks are updated and upgraded

Nowadays, new information is collected, analyzed and spread like wildfire. However, books that are printed will not have a chance to be upgraded and updated all by itself, not unless you will have to purchase another one and wait again for quite some time. E-books, on the other hand, could be kept up to date with some clicks and ticks. Moreover, e-books available online are the most updated versions thus, the information that you could read from them are fresh from the oven.

You get more than just eBooks 

Most of the time, when individuals search and purchase eBooks online, they don’t just receive the eBook in itself but might also be alongside with some freebies and other things that aren’t necessarily present when you just buy the traditional printed books. However, you might be paying more when you try to buy an eBook but nevertheless, you also get more in return.

eBooks Don’t take so much space

After reading a printed book, you will have a hard time to decide where to place it especially if you haven’t organized a library of your own yet. There are books that you don’t want to read for the second time and instead of giving them to others, you pile it up at a corner in your room. Luckily, eBooks don’t necessarily need a physical space to store it with. You could actually collect and store books on your computers or tablets no matter how many it is, so long as the memory of your gadget could necessarily hold these eBooks up.

Access them anytime, anywhere

It might be a bit of a hassle once you have to bring the book that you are reading anywhere you go, especially when it’s all heavy and dusty. This is precisely true if the books you are carrying are those that are academic in nature. However, eBook could be stored in almost any gadget that you have- tablet, phone or laptop. Thus, carrying a heavy luggage isn’t a problem when it comes to ‘carrying’ an eBook.