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Your Practice is at Risk: Cybercriminals Now Target Small Businessesby Dan Edwards, CEO
Today, cybercriminals will release nearly one million hacks and malware threats. You and your practice are the targets. Is your business prepared? While you may answer ‘yes’ right away, we invite you to take another look into your security system. We know the criminals are looking.
Cybercrime includes organized cybercrime, individual attacks, insider personnel intrusions, state-sponsored hacks and cyber espionage. Experts agree that attacks against small businesses are more sophisticated than ever before and the threat against small businesses will get worse before it gets better.
Symantec’s Internet Security Threat Report revealed companies with 250 or fewer employees made up 31% of targeted attacks in 2012. The percentage was only 18% the previous year. According to the National Small Business Association, 61% of small businesses reported they were victims of some sort of cybercrime in the past 12 months. That is over half of small businesses, and the number reflects only which companies admitted to or were aware of the attack. Cybercrime is often a threat that can go undetected for days, weeks and even months. In 2013, the cost to recover from a cyberattack was about $8,699. By 2014, the number jumped to $20,752, and 68% of hacked businesses reported it was not the first time an attack occurred. The number is expected to rise in 2015...
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