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Even Small Businesses Are Targets for Hackers

Even Small Businesses Are Targets for Hackers

Do you ever think of your business as too small of a target to matter to hackers? Some organizations actually do believe this, and that notion is effectively a trap. The thing that all businesses need to keep in mind is that all companies, regardless of which industry they fall into, have data that’s valuable to hackers. 

Profitable Types of Data

Believe it or not, even a small business with a handful of clients has data worth stealing. You’re in business to make money, and by virtue of this fact, you likely collect and store financial information. In fact, you collect a ton of valuable data - the type of data that hackers are looking for.

In addition to all of the financial details you collect, you also have contact information for your leads and clients. With so many emails and phone numbers stored in your business systems, hackers can have a field day. They will have all the information they need to steal funds, distribute malware, and create unpleasant situations for your business.

The Unpredictability Factor

Not all hackers have any specific goal in mind when they hack you. Sometimes all they want to do is make your life miserable. The unpredictability associated with hackers is one of the most dangerous parts of them, as they can take advantage of any overlooked vulnerabilities to create a problematic situation for you.

The Impact of Security Negligence

If your business falls victim to a hacker, it’s certain to affect business operations. In some cases, it could be subject to compliance fines that could break your budget and put your business at even greater risk. You could also lose access to important data that makes your business work, threatening its future. Therefore, the importance of protecting your network can never be overstated.

PCS can help your business implement the security solutions needed to maximize protection from threats. To learn more about what we can do for your organization, reach out to us at (865) 273-1960.

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