43% of cyberattacks target small businesses, and about 60% of those companies are out of business within 6 months of the attack. For small businesses, the cost of a cyberattack is unsustainable, almost $900,000 on average (Small Business Trends).
If you think your small business will not be the target of a cyber-attack, think again. No business is immune from hackers, many of whom launch automated attacks that do not distinguish between big businesses and small businesses- they are just looking for any business which is vulnerable.
The causes of these attacks are several, from third-party mistakes to operating system errors to malicious insiders. The number one cause of small business cyberattacks, however, is negligent employees, account for almost 50% of the total.
The most effective security training programs go beyond making employees aware of external threats- they also seek to transform organizational culture, to helping workers understand why security is important, and that a successful cyberattack could shut down your business. You can effect that transformation by following the six steps below:
6 Steps to Securing Your Network
1. User Training2. Patching3. Firewall Appliance4. Malware Software5. Passwords6. Content Filtering
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