Could your business be a hacker’s next target?
70% of ransomware attacks are aimed at small businesses, and your business could be next if you don’t do something. Despite the risk, 56% of small businesses say they are not concerned about being the victim of a hack in the next 12 months.
Ransomware attackers target small businesses, such as dry cleaners, because they contain lots of sensitive data such as customer information, credit cards, employee Social Security numbers, and inventory information, making them ripe for an attack.
Another reason dry cleaners tend to be easy targets is that they don’t talk to one another — which means that news travels slow, allowing hackers to reload and repeat.
“If you’re doing business today and have any IT footprint you have to be doing security as part of it. You are basically playing Russian Roulette and it is only a matter of time before you are hit.”
David Kennedy, founder of cybersecurity company TrustedSec
Last but not least, dry cleaning owners are easy marks because they don’t bother to protect themselves: They don’t maintain security patches, and they don’t use cloud software.
Most dry cleaners forget that business technology is just as important as a well pressed shirt. Technology not only allows you to run your operation with ease and efficiency, it also keeps your company safe.
Don’t Be A Victim