Be Ransom Wary: How Small Businesses Are Vulnerable To Cybercrime

John Griffin Jr. is CEO & Founder of AGB Investigative Services, which provides physical security and cybersecurity services in 12 cities.

A small law firm, a manufacturer with 35 employees and a nonprofit with two people can all be technology-driven companies. Their basic operations rely on operating systems, software applications and networks as much as any brand-name financial institution or multinational retailer.

But unlike those big companies, which typically survive a headline-grabbing cybercrime, these incidents can be devastating for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). As the founder of a cybersecurity and physical security company, I’ve seen that SMEs face the heavy price of business interruption, remediation and data recovery, sometimes working only from paper records, and they may lack the capabilities and personnel to protect their critical IT infrastructure from cybercrime.

50,000 phishing or malware attack warnings, a 33% increase from the same period in 2020.

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Keep reading this article on Forbes Small Business.

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