Cyber attacks on small business have an average cost of $9,000.00 per attack according to a National Small Business Association survey and www.staysafeonline.org.
NSBA also estimates that nearly 59% of small to medium size companies don’t have a plan in place to respond and report data breaches, and everyone is a potential target.
Studies show Cyber Criminals target vulnerable computer systems and networks, regardless of whether it’s a Fortune 500 company, a small business, or an individual mobile device. Criminals are looking for any valuable information-employee and customer information, bank account numbers, financial information, or access to a larger network.
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. This annual campaign to Stop|Think|Connect is sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security.
Basic tips to help prevent your business from falling victim to a Cyber Attack include:
* Run scheduled back-ups of critical data
* Use and regularly update antivirus software
* Secure internet connections with firewalls
* Use encryption, and secured Wi-Fi networks
* Establish and enforce security practices, including strong, frequently changed passwords
* Ensure business continuity plans include cyber incidents
Call us for a review of your business insurance so that we can ensure you have very important coverage that will protect you from this risk!