There are two types of fear: one is paralyzing and keeps you from moving forward, the other is healthy and motivating. When you think about your data, which kind of fear do you have? Do you ever wonder, “Just how secure is my data?
Unfortunately, not very secure.
According to smallbiztrends.com,
- 43 percent of cyber attacks target small business.
- Only 14 percent of small businesses rate their ability to mitigate cyber risks, vulnerabilities and attacks as highly effective.
- 60 percent of small companies go out of business within six months of a cyber attack.
- 48 percent of data security breaches are caused by acts of malicious intent. Human error or system failure account for the rest.
According to these statistics, your data is extremely vulnerable to hackers. And if you’re a small to medium business owner, the likelihood that your system will be hacked is even higher. But don’t let the fear of someone stealing your information paralyze you or make you feel hopelessly incompetent. As technology advances, yes, hacking becomes easier, but safeguards also improve. This is good news for you as a business owner, because it means even though the threat is greater now than it ever was before, you also have more options to protect your data than you ever have before.
Ultimately, having a strong security system in place is so valuable. You should be confident that your information is safe, and that hackers will have a difficult time accessing it. Having a good security team on your side can be extremely helpful as well. Not only will your information stay secure, but you’ll have greater peace of mind too.