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"My business is too small to be targeted by hackers."

Wrong! Just because you’re not a big corporation, doesn’t mean you’re not a target. According to the National Cyber Security Alliance, one in five small businesses have been victims of cybercrime in the last year- and that number is growing rapidly. Even more shocking, 60% of small companies go out of business within six months of a cyber attack.

"If my computer gets hacked, I'll know."

That might have been true a decade or so ago, however modern malware has become so sophisticated that it often goes undetected. By the time you figure out that you’ve been hacked, the virus has likely been there for a while and already done some damage.

"Nobody would want to hack me. I don't have any valuable data."

False. You don’t have to be a hot-shot CEO to be hacked. If you have an identity and an email address, you’re valuable to a hacker. Your data can be used to make financial transactions in your name. Even if you think you’re being diligent, there’s probably some information in your emails that you wouldn’t want a hacker getting access to (tax forms, travel itineraries, calendar, scanned documents, etc.).

Keeping a business safe from hackers is a continuous effort, and one that requires all employees to be on board. You should be continuously monitoring your systems, conducting internal audits, educating your employees, and evaluating contingency plans. It's time to rethink these myths and assess your risk. 

 

Call us today to schedule a FREE Cyber Security Assessment. We provide managed IT services for small to medium businesses in Raleigh, Cary, Durham, Apex, Clayton, Wake Forest, Chapel Hill, Holly Springs, and surrounding areas. Call today: 919-469-5060.