A lot of small companies don’t think they have any data worth stealing and they are “flying under the radar”.

They are wrong.

Boiling it down, the bad guys really have a “hack first, ask questions later” approach. If they can get in, they will try to do that. Then they will look to see what they can get.

Do you have any of the following?

  • Customer lists
  • Partner information
  • Members information
  • Intellectual property
  • An accounting system

All those things are valuable in one way or another.

Even if you don’t have those things, is your computer important to getting your business done? Ransomware could lock that PC up, can you survive that? Can you do business without your PC?

If everything on your computer could be destroyed without it effecting your business, there are more questions to ask: Do you log into banking or online systems with your computer? A keylogger or RAT (Remote Access Trojan) could be installed to get access to those systems as well.

At this point, it’s usually clear that every business has SOMETHING to protect. You should know what your list is.

Paul Bergman
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