When it comes to network security, it is easy for a small to medium-sized business to say “Not me! They’re only after the big guys.” The reality is that attacks on all networks have been increasing year after year as hackers have become more sophisticated. Small businesses are being affected every day by relaxed or non-existent security policies.
A 2016 study showed that 1 in every 5 small business networks would be compromised. There has been a 165% increase in attacks from malware, ransomware since the study that was done in 2016. With the ever-increasing technological advances, it is likely that these numbers have climbed, posing a significant risk for a potential breach, lost or stolen data, or some type of malicious threat.