By admin|2020-07-22T03:32:52+10:00February 24th, 2020|General|
Cybersecurity programs built with good intentions can still fall short. Why? The best intentions are often based on a lineup of myths perpetuated by a combination of mistrust, misunderstanding, and lack of information. These are the myths of cybersecurity, let’s break down some of the most common ones found throughout the tech industry.
Myth #1: Your business is too small to be targeted by hackers
Reality: Small business made up over half of last year’s breach victims.
Myth #2: Strong passwords are enough to keep your data safe
Reality: Two-factor authentication and data monitoring is also needed.
Myth #3: Anti-virus software will keep your business completely safe
Reality: Software can’t protect against all cyber attacks.
Myth #4: If WiFi has a password it’s secure
Reality: Any public WiFi can be compromised, even with a password.
Myth #5: Cybersecurity threats are only external
Reality: Insider threats are just as likely, whether from human error or malign intent.
Myth #6: Annual employee security awareness training is sufficient
Reality: Regular phishing exams and training prepares employee to recognise attacks.
Myth #7: You’ll know right away if you are hacked
Reality: Modern malware is stealthy and hard to detect.
Myth #8: Cybersecurity is solely the IT department’s responsibility
Reality: Every staff member should be familiar with good cybersecurity practices.
of SMBs don’t have an up-to-date or active cybersecurity strategy in place.
of hacking-related breaches leveraged either stolen and/or weak passwords.
of SMBs will go out of business within 6 months of a cyber incident.