Want to know what every cyber-criminal hopes you believe? “We’re not important…nobody wants to hack us.” This is the TOP reason why people (companies) get hacked. They dismiss the importance of cyber security because they think they have nothing a cyber criminal wants. This is an ignorant, lazy, and irresponsible thought process.
One thing is for certain: NO ONE is immune to cyber-crime. In fact, one in five small businesses fall victim to cyber-crime and that number grows every year. Also, half of all cyber-attacks are aimed at small businesses BECAUSE they make themselves low-hanging fruit with sloppy or nonexistent cyber security practices.
What About Your Customers?
How do you think your client’s would feel to know that are you are not doing everything in your power to protect their information. If for no other reason, you need to practice good cyber security to protect your clients’ data, even if the only information about them you store is an e-mail address. If YOUR system gets compromised, cyber criminals will now have access to your CLIENTS’ e-mail and can use that for phishing scams and virus-laden spam. I’m sure your clients want you to protect their information and privacy that they have trusted to you.