6 #Facets of #cybersecurity that #small #businesses need to be #aware of in 2018

Source: National Cyber Security News

Every article on cybercrime makes alarming statements about the issue becoming more of a threat year after year.

And sure enough, this was borne out in 2017 with some very high-profile cyber attacks, significantly impacting both the NHS and the UK government.

So, as a small business owner, what are the key cybesecurity threats and issues you need to watch out for in 2018, and how can can you guard your business against these?

Small businesses now at greater risk of attack

It’s vital not to become immune to the repetitive warnings, nor think that as a small business you are safer. The stats speak for themselves and they are damning. In fact, small businesses are at even greater risk of hacking and the consequences can – in the worst case – mean an end to your business.

Hackers know that larger companies are more well guarded, so with smaller companies often lacking the resources and knowledge on the subject, they are often easier targets.

Research by PricewaterhouseCoopers revealed that only 12% of small businesses in the UK have cyber security insurance, which is a concern when attacks seem increasingly inevitable.

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