The need for today’s small businesses to have robust Cybersecurity cannot be understated. That’s because, each day, thousands and thousands of Cyberattacks are attempted-and stopped.
In short, if you’re the owner of a small business, (franchise businesses included!) it’s crucial for you to have at least some understanding of the dark side of the web. That way, you’ll know what you need to do to prevent bad things from happening to your business.
Types of Cybercrimes
According to Tech Funnel, the 6 most common Cybercrimes targeting businesses today are:
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- Computer System Attacks
- Malware (Viruses, Spyware, Bots)
- Identity Theft
- Social Engineering
- Web-Based & DoS Attacks (Denial-of-Service)
It’s important to know that Cybercrime isn’t something new. It’s been happening for a long time. Whenever companies move and/or store data, vulnerabilities exist. But there are ways to make data less vulnerable.
National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
Did you know that October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month?
Well it is, and that’s why the U.S. Small Business Administration is putting on a free chat (on Twitter) that’s focused on helping small business owners protect their businesses-heck, their livelihoods, from Cyberattacks.
From The SBA:
In recognition of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, join us (@SBAgov) for a Twitter chat on how to protect your business from cyber threats. We’ll be sharing tips and resources to help keep your business safe.
This SBA chat is scheduled for Tuesday, October 23, at 3:00 pm ET. To join, all you have to do is login to Twitter.com, and follow the hashtag #SBAchat.
P.S. I’ll be on the chat, too, and you can follow me on Twitter @FranchiseBizU
Interestingly enough, my main Twitter account, @FranchiseKing, was the subject of a recent Cyberattack. The account was hacked into and stolen. Unfortunately, I don’t have access to it anymore.
So, if you’ve been following me there, (along with 18,000 others), please UNfollow that account, and follow @FranchiseBizU instead. Thank you! I’m always Tweeting out interesting stuff, and it’s not always business-related. As a matter of fact, it’s fun-and sometimes funny stuff! For instance…
Surely destined for greatness, check out this absolutely incredible natural talent in one so young. pic.twitter.com/XnU8tUJqBB
— Paul Bronks (@BoringEnormous) October 11, 2018