Busting the 4 Popular Cybersecurity Myths
The business world is becoming increasingly complex with digitization: everything and everyone is online, from one side of the world to the other. As a small to medium-sized business (SMB) owner, you’ll have to tackle several issues that come with online business. And cybercriminals today are not just targeting large corporations, but SMBs as well. In fact, to date, over 40% of cyberattacks are targeted at SMBs. Why is that? Because cybercriminals will take what they can get, and SMBs are the low-hanging fruit of cybercriminals.
That’s why it’s super critical to implement measures to protect your organization in every way possible. Understanding just which measures to implement can be a daunting task, especially if you are unfamiliar with technology and the cyberthreat landscape. And telling the difference between myth and fact can be equally challenging.
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4 Cybersecurity Myths Debunked
Myth #1: Cybersecurity is just one solution
Imagine you’re making a cake: many different ingredients go into the making of that cake. You can’t have a cake without flour and sugar as well as butter, eggs, and salt, among other ingredients. So also with cybersecurity: you can’t have it without all the necessary ingredients. For cybersecurity, you will need to implement many different security measures, as MFA, a password manager, MDR, IRP, and many others. It can be a bit overwhelming to have to implement so many different measures, which is why an MSSP is necessary to handle all that for you, while you work on your business, and reaching your bottom line.
Myth #2: Only large businesses become victims of cyberattacks
As mentioned above, well over 40% of cyberattacks are aimed at small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), and that percentage is only climbing. This is because SMBs are low-hanging fruit, and cybercriminals are looking for an “easy” target–and they’ll take whatever they can get. Additionally, SMBs have less resources on average than large corporations and cannot easily, if ever, recover from a cyberattack. Thus, due diligence is required on this front to protect your business. And we can help you today, secure your network and protect your business!
Myth #3: Antivirus software is enough protection
While antivirus software can do a search on your system or network to detect viruses or malware and remove them, antivirus software cannot protect against the following:
- Insider threats within your network or company
- Compromised devices that connect to your network
- Advanced persistent threats (APT), as malware maliciously employing legitimate applications to pass undetected, especially as a phishing attack
- Unknown malware
Still, antivirus software is valuable, but only as one part of the concoction for making a truly cybersecure network!
Myth #4: The responsibility for cybersecurity is not mine
If you believe that your IT department or MSP/MSSP is solely responsible for protecting yourself and your network against cyberattacks, you will likely become one of the growing 40% of companies to be attacked by cybercriminals. While IT departments and an MSSP provide significant protection and bear a great deal of the responsibility for that security, their efforts are only as strong as the weakest link: you and your employees. If you or your employees are not savvy to the attacks of cybercriminals or hackers, you will become the low-hanging fruit for a cyberattack. That is why at Total Secure Technology, we do not only provide managed IT security and protection, but we also provide training for you and your employees on what to look out for in the event of a cyberattack, as, for instance, a phishing email.
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