Sunday Is Data Privacy Day Small Businesses Observe

Smaller businesses have become targets for cybercriminals because criminals know they have fewer defense resources than large enterprises.

If cybercriminals can breach a small business and steal credentials (e.g. for banking accounts or email access), they can use that information to steal money directly, create attacks on its customers and work their way around the business ecosystem in other nefarious ways.

The 2016 State of Small & Medium-Sized Business (SMB) Cybersecurity report, independently conducted by Ponemon Institute, LLC, and sponsored by Keeper Security, surveyed 598 individuals in companies with 1,000 or fewer employees.  The survey revealed the following:

This survey is courtesy of StaySafeOnline and its National Cyber Security Alliance.  Review each bullet point with your IT staff and see what safety practices you can put into place to protect your business.

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