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Preventing Small Business Cyber Crime
Nearly every small business uses computer equipment and the internet on a daily basis. But just how many of these businesses are educated about cybercrime? And do they know how to prevent it?
According to a 2017 study of UK-based businesses, 68 percent of small business owners had no formal cybersecurity plan, despite 85 percent owning at least their own website. And with cybercrime on the rise, it’s crucial business owners are staying on top of their cyber protection, for both the company and its employee’s sake.
It’s not just the UK that’s seeing an issue with cybercrime, globally, cybercrime was the 2nd most reported crime in 2016. However, it was the USA, that had the most data breaches in 2016, as they experienced 1013 data breaches, with the UK in second place, which had 38 breaches.
Additionally, in 2017, the UK government reported that nearly half of all businesses reported a cyber breach or attack in the past 12 months. To help business avoid this type of crime SilverDoor have put together a step by step guide on how to protect your small business from cybercrime.
From encrypting data, to keep banking information, credit card details or employee information safe, to anti-malware and antivirus protection, which prevents hackers from accessing your business assets by removing malicious activity, which can occur through spam emails, harmful websites or employee personal emails.
Read ahead to find out how to stop your business falling victim to cybercriminals…
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