I came across this article on Inc.com the other day and thought it was extremely relevant to most of our clients. The writer discusses how over the past two years, the number of cyberattacks targeted at small businesses have drastically increased. This is due to the fact that many small businesses do not have as high of security as large ones.
This article points out several important factors for small business to consider in regards to security. It mentions that many small businesses are susceptible to being hacked if they are in the cloud with a provider that doesn’t have strong encryption technology (Xcentric does – you can read our Security Fact Sheet for more information on security at Xcentric here)
No matter who your provider is, your firm should set certain expectations and procedures for how and where your employees save confidential data. Click on our suggested reading links at the end of this post for recommendations on protecting your firm’s data.
Here’s an insert from the article:
“Smaller companies are attractive because they tend to have weaker online security. They’re