Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, small businesses have quickly adopted remote working and transitioned to new technologies, such as contactless payments and online ordering. Unfortunately, these adjustments have come with increased risks. According to a 2022 report from Barracuda, a cloud and networks security company, small businesses with fewer than 100 employees receive 350 percent more social engineering attacks—like phishing, scamming, or email compromise—than larger businesses.
Compared with larger companies, many small businesses have fewer resources to dedicate to cybersecurity, leaving them vulnerable to the ever-evolving tactics of cybercriminals. And dealing with the consequences of a cyberattack can be seriously detrimental to a business’s bottom line, costing approximately $25,000 per year.
Learn how to protect your small business from cyberattacks with these four tips.
1. Evaluate Your Online Systems
Before you can effectively protect your business from cyberthreats, you should have a complete understanding of your current ecosystem of
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