Many entrepreneurs, startup founders and small business owners might think of themselves as minnows compared to Fortune 500 whales. They assume they're too small to attract the attention of hackers and cyber attackers. But that's not how bad actors see it.
Don't think you are too small to be affected.
"Don't think you are too small to be affected," says Erik Knight, the founder and CEO of SimpleWAN. "Every place you have an employee or office is a potential entry point. Take it seriously; if you have something worth taking, a hacker will try to take it."
Knight says small businesses are easier targets because they often fail to perform security audits, put in the resources to protect themselves or even carry the right insurance coverage. Hackers see small businesses as easy cases to crack.