Cybersecurity. In recent years, this term has officially became a household name. Rarely does a day pass without news of a cybersecurity breach wreaking havoc on an organization and its customers or patients.
Luckily, these highly public breaches have led more small-mid size businesses to consider the threat that cybercrime may pose to their enterprise. In our experience, many of these organizations have a few misconceptions when it comes to developing a strong security posture. In order to defend themselves against the risks they face, organizations need to debunk these myths. Here are four of the most common myths:
Does your favorite yoga studio or local ice cream shop have a cybersecurity risk management plan? If not, they may be putting their sensitive data- or yours- at risk of cybertheft.
According to new research from insurance firm Nationwide, a significant percentage of small businesses may not know they have been a cyberattack victim due to a lack of understanding as to what constitutes a cyberattack.
Nationwide’s annual survey of business owners found that 13 percent said they experienced a cyberattack.
However, that number jumped to 58 percent of owners who identified as victims when shown a list of specific examples of attacks, including phishing, viruses and ransomware - revealing a 45 percent gap in lack of understanding about what constitutes an actual attack.