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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.

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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.