Businesses, in particular small to medium ones, often do not consider that they could be targeted by cybercrime. Unfortunately, the reality is that many small to medium businesses are now very much being targeted by cyber-criminals. The vast majority of criminals are opportunists, meaning that they will look to take advantage of any businesses that are easily exploited. Indeed, businesses are not necessarily being deliberately targeted, many cyber-attacks are automated to look out for and target the low-hanging fruit that are poorly secured and vulnerable businesses.
One of the first steps that a business can take as to make themselves more secure is to understand the basic cyber threats that exist and then undertake actions as to ensure that they are secure. In the infographic below we examine common risks and provide defensive measures that should be taken.
For further information on cyber threats read our article: Simple cyber security threats every small business owner should know about
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