What if customers could no longer find your website online? Google could flag or remove your website if your site is hacked. Your website, revenue, and reputation could be at stake.
According to Verizon’s 2017 Data Breach Report, 61% of data breaches targeted small to medium-sized businesses. The majority of data breaches are web-based attacks (through your website, email, servers). Costs to recover from an attack are estimated between $5,000 to over $5 million, according to one survey by the Ponemon Institute.
Here are the Top Ten Mistakes Small Business Make when securing their business and client information*:
- Assume that their Small or Medium-Sized business isn’t a Target of Hackers
- Lack of Website Maintenance
- Lack of Trained/Experienced Website Monitoring Resources
- Prioritize Design over Functionality (non-secure website design)
- Not Maintaining Outdated Code to Avoid Expense
- Choosing Cost over Quality
- Not Monitoring and Understanding Site Visitors Based on Analytics
- Assuming that a Hack or Breach will be Obvious to the Untrained
- Listen to those with Little or no Website Cybersecurity Expertise
- Do Not have a Quarterly Website Performance Audit
Cyber attacks can be prevented. Join the Website Cybersecurity Series Session 2 on March 28th to learn the 10 Things You Can Do Today to Protect Your Website, Your Business, and Your Clients.
Time: 12:30 p.m. (AZ/PST); 2:30 p.m. (CST)
This is an online event. Please register to receive webinar information. Although this seminar is designed for Class I and II MBEs, all are welcome to join.
*Information provided by Duane Coleman, Dashboard Interactive