Why do small businesses need to protect themselves online?
Most small businesses today use the Internet as a regular part of doing business. Getting online has never been easier. Just turn on your smartphone and start surfing, or open up your laptop and connect to a wifi hotspot. The Internet has become the new Wild West, with cybercriminals operating globally with impunity, stealing information and locking businesses out of their own networks, and holding them for ransom which is usually paid in bitcoins. Small businesses have just as much to lose as larger businesses. IYour information is valuable and is worth something to somebody, and then the onus is on you to protect it. Not taking precautions can lead to expensive clean-up costs, or, in extreme cases, can cause the death of your entire business. It’s up to you to make sure your business, your employees, and all of your data is protected at all times.