for Australian Small to Medium Businesses
One of the biggest mistakes that you can make as a small business, is assuming that you aren’t large enough to be a target for malicious cyber-attacks. In fact, often, cyber-criminals target smaller businesses because they tend not to bother with putting the security systems in place to protect themselves from such threats.
Another common mistake with cyber security for businesses, is simply believing that it won’t happen to you. After all, with countless businesses out there, surely you wouldn’t be so unlucky as to become a target.
The fact is, no matter how unlikely you think it might be, the damage that cyber-attacks can cause to small businesses goes far beyond mere financial loss. Not only can these criminals target your money, but they can also go after customer data, which can have a devastating (and often irreparable) effect on your reputation.
So, whether you are a small start-up, or a medium-sized business, or a market share leader, you should have the security measures in place to prevent disaster. The slightest hiccup could undo all your hard work in a matter of minutes.
There’s no need to panic! There are several things that you can do to prevent this from happening, which we will get to shortly. First, let’s look at some of the challenges that small businesses face regarding cyber security.