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Cybersecurity and Small Businesses

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Being a small business doesn’t make you less of a target for cybercriminals. Today, almost two-thirds of all cyberattacks are directed at small businesses.

Dollar amounts $84,000 and $148,000 shown on money bag graphic

Cyberattacks cost small businesses between $84,000 and $148,000 annually.3

 


phishing/social engineering iconThe most common cyberattacks taken on small businesses areweb-based and phishing/social engineering.

Mistakes caused by employees or other third-party affiliates, are the leading cause of data breaches in small businesses. 1

Graphic of storefront with Out of Business Sign60% of small business go out of business within six months of a cyberattack.3

 

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63% of data breaches are from weak or stolen passwords.2 Learn how to create strong passwords here.


  1. The_2016_State_of_SMB_Cybersecurity_Research_by_Keeper_and_Ponemon.pdf
  2. http://info.idagent.com/blog/63-of-data-breaches-result-from-weak-or-stolen-passwords
  3. https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/columnist/strauss/2017/10/20/cyber-threat-huge-small-businesses/782716001/