Cybersecurity: Are You an Easy Target?

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You’ve all heard the joke, right? Two men are walking through the jungle when they see a tiger running towards them. One of the men stops and puts on his running shoes.

“What are you doing?” says the other man. “Do you think those shoes will help you outrun that tiger?”

“I don’t have to run faster than the tiger,” he says. “I just have to run faster than you!”

Are you the low hanging fruit?

Often times, criminals are out looking for easy targets, the “low hanging fruit.” Cyber criminals are no different. They are looking for easy passwords, vulnerable systems, and uneducated employees.

The news is littered with stories of organizations hit by ransomware. For instance, two Florida cities just paid $1.1M to recover their data (full story).

And did you know almost half of all Cyber attacks are targeted at small businesses (Verizon Data Breach Report)?

Small businesses tend to be the low hanging fruit cyber criminals are looking for. They don’t put in the protections necessary to make it difficult for cyber criminals like anti-phishing, software security updates, and proper backups.

It will never happen to me… will it?

If you don’t have proper protections in place, you’re playing Russian Roulette with your business. Cyber attacks can absolutely put you out of business.

The question is, do you want to take that chance. Do your employees want you to take that chance. Does your family want you to take that chance?

If not, contact us today and we’ll help you get your running shoes on.