There are news stories daily regarding cybercrime. It happens to the largest and most well-protected companies in the U.S. When one group is caught, a new group of hackers learn from their competitors’ mistakes and begin to take over the territory. These hackers have become experts at what they do.
Small businesses are more vulnerable because they depend on traditional software for data security. If a company stores any kind of personal information about its customers or employees, it needs to take additional steps to protect the data.
Recently, a number of small companies in the Seattle, WA, area were forced out of business due to hackers stealing identities of customers. The breech came as quite a surprise because the business owners believed they were so insignificant that no one would steal information. However, if you take 40 small companies with standard firewalls and security, and each company has 400 customers, there are 16,000 identifies to steal with virtually no effort at all. This beats trying to hack into a larger company and stealing records of 16,000 customers at one time and risk getting caught in the meantime.
Small business owners and entrepreneurs need an insurance policy of sorts to protect themselves and their customers. It is insurance because the end result could be disaster. Sometimes it is a simple matter of hiring a good computer security company and having them install the latest anti-hacking software. If the business owner does not have the ready cash for the investment, it would be the ideal time to look into a small business loan or a small business line of credit for the project. Biz2Credit.com can help.
A hacker can bring you down in a nanosecond. It is worth the small expense to insure your data is safe from cyber thieves. A small business loans might be just the answer to your dilemma.
This article was submitted by Mary Branca, she has a Bachelors of Journalism from the University of Georgia and spent 20 years in marketing management with national companies in the Southeast, Northeast and Midwest. She has combined her marketing experience with her passion for writing.