Cybersecurity is crucial for businesses because your data needs to be kept safe and secure.
The CISA (Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency) and NCA (National Cybersecurity Alliance) have outlined actions you can take to strengthen your company’s cybersecurity.
- Enable multi-factor authentication
- Use strong passwords with lots of variation
- Recognize and report phishing
- Update your software
If you think you do not need to worry about hacking or malicious attacks because you are a small business, we have some bad news for you.
Barracuda Networks found that employees at small companies saw 350% more social engineering attacks than those at larger companies. A small company is defined here as having less than 100 employees.
Why are small companies targeted more than large corporations?
- Small companies tend to spend less on cybersecurity.
Small businesses often will not spend as much as they should on their IT security. Buying an antivirus program is, unfortunately, not enough. With the expansion of technology to the cloud, an antivirus is one small layer. You need much more for adequate security for your business. Hackers know this and see small businesses as easier targets.
- Every business has data that is valuable.
Credit card numbers, SSNs, tax ID numbers, and email addresses are all worth something to someone. Cybercriminals can sell these on the Dark Web, where other criminals use them for identity theft and other malicious intentions.
Hackers will also go after customer records, employee records, bank account information, passwords and payment card details.
- Small business owners are often unprepared for ransomware.
Ransomware has been one of the fastest-growing cyberattacks in the last decade. So far, in 2022, over 71% of surveyed organizations have experienced ransomware attacks. The percentage of victims that pay the ransom to attackers has also been increasing. An average of 63% of companies have paid the attacker money in hopes of getting a key to decrypt the ransomware.
No one is safe from hackers and cyberattacks unless you have made diligent plans to make sure you can combat all attacks.
If you need to improve your cybersecurity, Oasis is here to help you!
Contact us today to secure your company.
Oasis Intelligent IT Solutions.
Telephone: 011 784 9167