In popular media, cybercriminals are often portrayed targeting big corporations or top government agencies. In reality, they typically attack small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). This is because these organizations are easier to infiltrate: unlike large enterprises, SMBs may lack crucial resources, such as budget and IT personnel, hampering their ability to implement sophisticated cybersecurity tools and technologies.
Cybercriminals often target small businesses because these organizations are usually unaware or don't pay enough attention to cybersecurity best practices. This could lead them to make mistakes that could have costly consequences.
Here are some mistakes that you should avoid at all costs because they could lead to stolen data, financial losses, or even a damaged reputation.
It's no secret that businesses, regardless of industry or size, are under constant attack from cyberthreats. As such, you need to have a robust cybersecurity strategy to protect your company from these threats. However, creating one can be difficult if your business doesn’t have the resources or expertise.