“That will never happen to me. It’s a risk I’m willing to take.”
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) 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 cyber crime 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 SMEs, may not invest in or recognise the need for cybersecurity.
82 % of SMEs say they’re not targets for attacks as they don’t have anything worth stealing (Towergate Insurance).
In a Webroot survey, less than a quarter of respondents indicated having a dedicated in-house cybersecurity team or individual (Webroot 2015 SMB Threat Report).
You may underestimate the impact of a breach.
84 percent of IT decision makers responded confidently when asked how confident they would be that someone on their staff could deal with a cyberattack (Webroot 2015 SMB Threat Report).
This makes you an attractive target for hackers, who look for easy wins.
In 2014, 60 percent of all targeted cyber attacks hit small and medium-sized enterprises (Symantec 2015 Internet Security Threat Report, Volume 20).
The consequences are significant, often business-crippling.
An IBM and Poneman Institute study found that the average cost of a data breach has increased to a staggering £2.84 million (2015 Cost of Data Breach Study: Global Analysis).
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