8 Common Cybersecurity Beliefs Debunked

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Cybersecurity Beliefs Debunked
While your network may always be susceptible to an attack, keeping a keen eye on your data can allow you to react to a threat instantly preventing a massive breach in security. To help you with this, we've laid out all the facts and debunked 8 common cybersecurity beliefs that may leave you blindsided by a competent hacker.

#1 The MYTH about Small Businesses

Your small business isn't a likely target for network attacks.

The REALITY

Small businesses were OVER HALF of last year's victims in just network attacks.

#2 The MYTH about Passwords

A strong password is good enough to keep your network and data protected.

The REALITY

Hackers have access to a variety of tools that can chew through passwords, therefore, including Two-Factor authentication and consistent data monitoring is also recommended.

#3 The MYTH about Software

All you need is Anti-Virus software to protect you business safe.

The REALITY

Many of the different software out there stops short of complete protection leaving your business vulnerable to other avenues that hackers take.

#4 THE MYTH ABOUT WIFI

If your WiFi is password protected then it'll be secure.

The REALITY

It is incredibly easy for any public WiFi to be compromised, with or without a password.

#5 THE MYTH ABOUT HACKERS

All you need is Anti-Virus software to protect you business safe.

The REALITY

You are just as likely having your network exposed internally from either a risky click from an employee or malicious intent from an imposter.

#6 THE MYTH ABOUT TRAINING

An Annual employee security training is adequate to protect your business.

The REALITY

Hackers and schemers are getting more and more creative. You only stand to gain by keeping your team updated regularly.

#7 THE MYTH ABOUT WARNING SIGNS

You'll know within a short period if you were hacked.

The REALITY

Modern malware can be tricky to pinpoint and can sneak into your system only to be discovered way too late.

#8 MYTH about an IT Department

Cybersecurity should only be focused on by your IT Department.

THE REALITY

All of your staff needs to be familiar with quality security practices. You're only as strong as your weakest link.

Finding the Reality in the Numbers

Sources: Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report and Vistage Cyberthreats and Solutions for Small and Midsize Businesses Report

Breaches

81% of hacking-related breaches were leveraged by both stolen and weak password systems.
Breaches
81%

Unprepared

60% of SMBs aren't prepared for a cyberattack lacking an up-to-date cybersecurity system.
Unprepared
60%

Business Closed

62% of SMBs are forced to go out of business within 6 months of a cyber incident.
Closed
62%
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