There’s a serious disconnect happening right now in the world of cybersecurity. Despite the fact that small businesses are more frequently targeted for cyberattacks, they’re also among the least prepared.
That may explain why one study revealed that as many as 60% of small businesses closed their doors just six months after a successful cyberattack.
But why is this happening? It’s no secret that the frequency and the expense of cyberattacks have grown year after year. If small businesses aren’t prepared, it’s not because they’re not aware of the threat.
Rather, we believe this phenomenon is the result of multiple factors putting small businesses in a difficult situation:
First, the owners and decision-makers of small businesses tend to wear too many hats. Rather than having a dedicated technology officer, cybersecurity may fall to someone filling multiple roles, and inadvertently be given short shrift.
Budget is another concern. Even for small businesses that make a point of investing in cybersecurity, it can be difficult to know what has real value. Which processes, technologies, and services offer real protection, and which are just a big waste of money?
Finally, there’s the question of prioritization. If you’ve never implemented a cybersecurity plan before, where do you begin? What are your “must-haves,” and what measures can wait? The uncertainty can lead to a kind of paralysis by analysis as small business leaders try to sift through the data.
That’s why we’ve created this guide. We’re going to walk you through the threats to your business and where you might be exposed to the most risk.
We’ll also help you understand not just how much you should budget for cybersecurity, but also what measures are worth the investment.
Finally, we’ll suggest a solution that can help your small business stay protected without blowing your budget.
Ready? Let’s get started!