Think hackers are only trying to target large corporations for their cyber attacks? Think again! If you are an employee of a small to medium size business, you may have an even bigger bulls-eye placed on you by hackers.
Smaller businesses have recently become a bigger target for cyber attacks because the hackers know that they likely have fewer defense resources in place. According to the National Cyber Security Alliance, one in five small businesses falls victim to cyber crime each year. And of those, some 60 percent go out of business within six months of an attack.
Remember these tips to stay safe:
- Never provide your password to anyone. Use complex passwords, and use different ones for each of your online accounts or programs.
- Check for red flags in emails to tip you off that the sender may not be legitimate. Check domain names carefully.
- Don’t open any email attachments if you don’t know exactly why you received them or what they contain.
- When in doubt, throw it out. Hit that delete button.
Remember, you are the last line of defense to prevent a cyber attack. You are the key to keeping the “human firewall” strong for your organization, no matter the size.
Let’s stay safe out there! Stop, Look, and Think.