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Your Small Business Is a Target For Hackers



Everyday, many small business owners ask the same question, "Why would hackers target my small business?"

Over Half cyber attacks target small businesses

Small business owners hear a lot about major breaches at large companies like, Sony, Home Depot and Target and assume hackers are only attracted to companies with huge treasure troves of data. That's just not true.

Back in 2011, small businesses were targeted at a rate of less than %20 percent, today that number has grown to just over %50 percent and is expected to only go higher.

What's Being Done to protect Small Businesses

A bill making its way through the U.S. Senate proposes to do what cybersecurity experts say is long overdue: Create a set of resources and guidelines small businesses can use to protect themselves from a steadily increasing number of cyberattacks.

If passed, the Main Street Cybersecurity Act, introduced at the end of March, would update the Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2014, which called for the National Institute of Standards and Technology to provide a voluntary set of guidelines for big businesses to follow in order to manage and reduce their cybersecurity risks.


What Can you do to protect your small business

  1. Adopt a cyber security policy your small business can use. You can download a free sample security policy from RMK Consulting, LLC

  2. Back up. Back up. Back up.

  3. Encrypt your data

  4. Don't share credentials (That should be in your security policy)

  5. Use security software, which includes anti-virus, anti-spam, web filter and secure internet browsing.

  6. Comply with your industry regulations. HIPAA, SOC 2, FINRA, PCI, etc

Confused? Contact an IT Security expert.

RMK Consulting LLC, is a proven provider of IT services and IT security. Feel free to reach out to us at 855-860-8600 or info@rmkc.it

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