The Internet is Becoming The Wild West For Cyber Criminals
Hardly another days passes without some report of a new cyber crime and it is not just the large corporations who are getting hacked and blackmailed. Individuals and small business have become a prime target, due to the lack of education, technology and due diligence.
While smaller companies may not have the resources or data of large companies with large IT support staff, they do have valuable business data such as customer information. Many have unprotected connections into larger corporations which the hackers exploit (2013 Target data breach was accessed through a small HVAC company).
Understanding how to protect yourself is so critical in 2019. Many think it will never happen to me. If you have employees, your chances of being hacked and exploited increase exponentially! Learning to protect yourself can go a long way in mitigating your risk.