10 Cybersecurity Myths Debunked

1. My business is too small to be targeted by hackers. I have nothing of value or interest to them


Businesses with 11 to 100 staff are 15x more likely to fall victim to cyberattacks. (Source: Verizon Data Breach Report)


2. Strong passwords are enough to keep my data safe and secure.


Two-factor authentication on all critical accounts (email, VPN, SaaS) is an absolute must-do for protection.


3. All I need is a strong anti-virus product to protect my company, computers, and networks from a major security breach.


People are the weak link; they click on anything. Help staff become more aware and more secure with awareness training.


4. If join an encrypted and password protected public Wi-Fi network, I have nothing to worry about.


Any Wi-Fi can compromise you regardless of encryption or passwords. Avoid critical tasks like banking on public Wi-Fi.


5. All my cybersecurity threats come from outside my company (externally via the Internet).


Inside threats account for 28% of breaches. Insider caused breaches can be accidental (67%) or malicious intent (33%).


6. All I need to protect my company from a major breach is strong anti-virus, a firewall, and SPAM email filtering.


Monthly awareness training combined with phish testing yields the best improvements to your cybersecurity.


7. I will know right away if I have or my business has been hacked.


Hackers spend an average of 200-250 days inside SMB’s before discovery.


8. My IT department is responsible for protecting me and my company from all cyberattacks.


Cybersecurity preparedness and awareness is everyone’s responsibility. Teach employees what they need to know.


9. I feel like password managers are risky and will lead to more harm than good.


Password managers are the most effective way to improve password hygiene when paired with awareness training.


10. I cannot afford to spend money on cybersecurity; it costs way too much.


Downtime, reputation damage, and data loss cost more than awareness training. “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” B. Franklin

Corinna Slobodian

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