Paul Rosenthal, founder and CEO of online encryption specialist, Appstractor Corporation, takes a look at the five most common cyber security myths and misconceptions held by SMB owners when it comes to online security and encryption, and why these thoughts are putting them at risk.
High profile cases in the media have made many business owners and executives aware of the threats posed by cyber criminals. But for SMBs, the threat can easily feel like something only experienced by large corporations with billions in revenue, or governments with highly classified and sensitive documents.
In reality, SMBs are under just as much risk as bigger businesses, if not more so, and the misconception that cyber security isn’t a priority is the very thing putting them at risk.
When it comes to online encryption and cyber security, there are several common cyber security myths and misconceptions that have crept into the mindset of SMBs which, if not rectified, could see them becoming victims of cyber attacks and their businesses irrevocably damaged.
Small businesses that don’t bother to deploy security or online encryption software make it easy pickings for cyber criminals and, as the business grows and expands, not having the proper cyber defences will only make them a bigger and easier target.
It is clear that there is a dangerous delusion amongst many SMB owners that they are not the prime target for cyber criminals, and by believing in these cyber security myths they are only increasing the chances of them suffering an attack their business may never recover from.
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