Here’s an unfortunate and immutable fact: You will never be 100 percent immune to hacking.
If someone targets and wants to get something from you, they’ll figure out a way in. Even if your small business judiciously focuses on tightening security, you have a countless number of cyber doors to protect, and the bad guys only need to access one. It’s a battle of asymmetry.
The world of cybersecurity and online predators may sound scary to you, and you’re right to be concerned. But, you should know that a large number of cyber attacks are preventable. According to a 2012 Verizon study, 79 percent of hacking victims were targets of opportunity and 97 percent of these were avoidable using simple tools.