Most common cyber security mistakes and how to avoid them

Written by
Ben Rose

Updated 12th October 2016

Cyber attacks and data breaches are among the biggest risks currently facing small businesses, with a recent study by Jupiter Research showing that half have been victims in the last year.

Yet despite the growing threat, many SMEs still believe that they won't be affected, with the same study showing three quarters feel they are currently secure and 86 per cent believe they are doing enough to protect themselves. Many also believe they are simply too small to be in danger.

It's understandable that cyber security can drop down the priority list for small businesses, who lack the time, headspace, resources and security expertise of a larger company. Processes can get overlooked, warning signs missed, and before you know it, you've got a crisis on your hands.

With that in mind, Ben Rose provides a list of the most common cyber security mistakes we see small businesses make, and most importantly, how to avoid them!

From bad password practice to failing to engage employees and poor access controls, you can find out more in the full article here.

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