On average, 40% of small businesses can survive a cybersecurity attack while 60% go out of business within six months of the attack. The Most common way for hackers to breach your financial information is through phishing emails.

Hackers use a fake email to send links promising a rewards or benefits. Once you click on that link your device becomes compromised. Clues you can use to detect fraudulent emails are unfamiliar email address, request of urgency or consistent misspellings and grammar errors. If an email is suspicious do not click on any links or open attachments.

To protect your information business owners should install antivirus software, educate your staff, invest on a Managed IT Solution and create strong password policy that required at least 12 characters in length and do not include words or phrases hackers can easily steal. Examples of weak passwords include “123abc,” “Welcome1” “09876543” and “abcd.”

Small businesses need a dedicated IT resource so they can focus on growing their business and increase revenue.

Can my small business survive a costly cybersecurity attack