Recently, Yahoo announced a privacy breach of its systems that resulted in approximately one billion of its users exposed to criminal hackers. Surprising? It shouldn't be. It may sound like something out of a 1990's thriller, but organized cybercrime is a real threat against even the biggest corporations.
However, according to a recent study by Symantec, attacks against large enterprises have slightly decreased while attacks geared towards small businesses have spiked. In fact, cyber attacks targeting businesses with under 250 employees or less doubled in the first six months of last year.The average loss per attack? More than $188,000.
Unfortunately, keeping up with the constant threat of harmful online attacks is time-consuming and can require a degree in Web development. As a small business owner, your time is valuable and shouldn't be spent preventing malicious online attacks. Follow this 5 step playbook (courtesy of BBB Cybersecurity) to keep your business secure. Or, if you're a WordPress user, protect your site from hackers with this worry-free security system.
Step 1: Identify