For the malicious actors who perpetuate cybercrimes, it’s generally a “numbers game.” If they try widespread, indiscriminate attacks on all types of businesses, at least one will surely succeed. Unfortunately, this means there’s no such thing as a business being small enough to escape targeting.
In fact, it’s stated in the Verizon 2022 Data Breach Investigations Report that small businesses are often targeted at high rates because of their size. The logic follows that they have fewer resources for cybersecurity and training and are therefore easier to breach.
An oft-repeated mantra in cybersecurity is that it’s a matter of when a business will be attacked, not if. So, how can small businesses protect themselves? Today, we’re breaking down the current state of small business cybersecurity and some of the best tips to implement for your venture.