Imagine walking into your office one morning to discover your computer network was breached by a hacker, exposing not only YOUR company’s data, but also all of your client records and private communications. Imagine the embarrassment of having to notify your clients and vendors that, because of you, their private and possibly personal information may now be in the hands of cybercriminals. And hopefully that’s the only damage done…
Operations could be halted or severely limited for days, possibly weeks. Your data corrupt to the point of being useless. Clients lost. Potential lawsuits and government fines for violating data-breach laws. The exorbitant emergency IT fees to get everything restored to working order fast. Then there’s the risk of your bank account being drained dry – and because you’re a business, you are NOT protected by the banks in the same way individual consumers are. Any money stolen out of your accounts could simply be gone forever.
I know you’re tempted to think, “That won’t happen to us.
We’re just a small company. Who’d want to hack us?”
Which is exactly what cyber-criminals WANT you to think!
Just because you’ve been “lucky” enough to avoid an incident like this in the past doesn’t mean you’re not at risk – in fact, that’s a very dangerous way to think.