October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and small businesses are quickly realizing the increasing importance of securing their networks. Symantic’s 2016 Internet Security Threat Report reveals cybersecurity attacks are on the upsurge. And, not only are these threats increasing, but their targets are now small businesses. Read more
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Small business is an important segment to AT&T, and was greatly in need of a wake-up call in regards to cyber crime. While 60% of attacks struck small-sized organizations last year, 66% of small business owners are not worried about cyber crime and 47% believe a data breach would have no impact on their business. The unfortunate truth is that 60% of small businesses hit by a cyber attack will have to close their doors for good.
The ShopKeep Small Business Index (SSBI) reports that small business owners have broader concerns other than switching to EMV card readers. Though they are optimistic, many have worries as the holidays approach. Read more