Small business owners have everything to lose from cyber-threats but are frequent targets because their websites and databases may not have the proper security. You may be envisioning a hacker behind a computer screen plotting your demise. You may be surprised to know that cyber-strikes can come from a corrupted system backup, faulty hardware or even severe weather. Here are the 3 most common cyber risks and how to be protected against them.
- Intentional: Outside hackers or disgruntled employees who want to steal or destroy important information.
- Human error: Accidents happen, let’s face it. These unintentional acts can be as simple as misplacing a laptop or clicking on a hackers’ “phishing” email.
- Natural: During severe weather, a lightning strike or power surge can damage or destroy an entire database.