SMEs are Juicy Targets for Cyber Criminals
The problems associated with running a small business are many and varied: are your customers going to pay your invoices in time? Do you have enough work to hire that extra person? Is your supply chain robust enough to deal with sudden changes in demand? Up until recently, there wasn’t much chance that cyber security was on the list of typical worries for a small business owner, but that’s changing…
Alongside our increased reliance on the Internet and connectivity has come an exposure to greater risk, as cyber criminals cotton on to the fact that SMEs have virtually no budget available to protect themselves from attacks. The upshot of this is that SMEs are more of a target than ever for sophisticated and highly organised criminals, who use our reliance on computer systems – intended to make doing business easier – against us.