Common cyber security myths for small business debunked.
More and more businesses are embracing the efficiency and accessibility of on-the-go technology and online transactions. Because of this, it’s no surprise that these new technologies are also attracting potential security threats. If you’re a small business owner, you may not have thought about or considered cyber threats, but there are many good reasons to do so. Take a look at some of the top cyber myths debunked!
Myth 1: Only big and well-established businesses get attacked.
Believe it or not, but small and medium-sized businesses are just as much at risk of cyber threats. Although larger businesses have a higher volume of data to steal, smaller businesses often have limited security procedures in place, making it easier for cybercriminals to seize data.
Myth 2: You’ll know straight away if your business has been hacked.
Some cyber attacks can be as obvious as unwanted pop-ups and locking down your computer immediately. Some hackers prefer to go unnoticed as it can often be more beneficial. The longer an attack stays unnoticed, the more information the criminal can gain. As a result, the damage to your business can be significant.
Myth 3: If the worst happens, data is covered under my existing insurance cover.
With so many other business priorities, it’s not surprising that some owners don’t read the small print of insurance policies. However, most insurance policies will not help you if your business has been attacked online. The best way to safeguard your business is to secure cyber liability insurance.
Talk to the team at Abbate Insurance to secure your needed cyber liability insurance. While insurance isn’t a substitute for strong cybersecurity, it is important for a business’s risk management plan. To get started on your policy, contact us today.