Why cybercriminals love your SME

With 2/5 of UK SMEs being hit, what's the attraction?

Small businesses often ask why they’d be of interest to cybercriminals. Because most of them don’t know about the government figures showing that two in five of them are hit every year.

And because it’s only big businesses that make the headlines, they don’t realise how vulnerable they are. So what’s the attraction?

Well of course, a lot of attacks aren’t targeted at all. They just seek to exploit known weaknesses which are all around us. That might be a technical fix, which your small business doesn’t have because you’re using older software, don’t have IT expertise, or don’t update your systems regularly. Or it might be low staff awareness, which makes you more liable to click on dubious emails that larger companies would have filtered out with automated software. In other words, you’re not a particular target, you just happened to present yourself as one.

Read more in this article from the South West Cyber Resilience Centre to explore more - and see how you can take steps to galvanise security.

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