Yes, the issue is that big and the stakes are that high. According to Security Magazine, “It is estimated that 60 percent of hacked SMBs go out of business only after six months.”
There are two things to keep in mind as you noodlle on that last statistic: 1) not all security breaches are necessarily cyber-related, and 2) whatever the case, there is a lot you can do to protect your small business from a security breach. Most often, data breaches stem from the following causes:
- Credit/debit card fraud
- Bad employees
- Lost paper documents
- Lost mobile devices, or
- Accidental disclosure by someone within the company.
Being aware of these top common causes can help you prevent problems. Here, then, are the top 10 ways you can protect your business from a security breach: Read more