That will never happen to me
It’s a risk I’m willing to take.
60 percent of companies that lose their data due to an attack or disaster will shut down within six months
Small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are the prime target for attackers because they tend to be easier targets. They’re often less secure and unprepared for attack. Think about burglars that go after houses where they know no one is home. With more cybercrime automation and the rise of hacking kits, the cost and time it takes to launch a successful attack have decreased, increasing the amount of cyber-attacks executed.
You, like many SMBs, may not think you are a target
82 percent of SMBs say they’re not targets for attacks as they don’t have anything worth stealing (Towergate Insurance).
However, 55 percent of SMB respondents have experienced a cyber-attack in the past year, and another 50 percent have experienced a data breach involving customer and employee information (2016 State of SMB Cybersecurity).
You may underestimate the value of your information.
It doesn’t always seem like it, but every business has data worth stealing. Did you know that the average cost per lost or stolen record is $158? It may not seem like a lot, but this number grows quickly once these records are stolen by the hundreds (Cost of Data Breach Study).
However, the consequences are significant and often business-crippling.
An IBM and Poneman Institute study found that the average cost of a data breach has increased to a staggering $3.79 million (Cost of Data Breach Study).
Similarly, 60 percent of companies that lose their data due to an attack or disaster will shut down within six months (Boston Computing Network).
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