Contributor: Katie Karpinski
“Cyber-attacks are a very relevant threat to small businesses” says Keith Behrendt, IT Solutions Specialist at All Covered and adjunct faculty member at Cleveland State University. Having worked in the tech industry for over 20 years, Behrendt warns small businesses of the dangers of not being properly protected against cyber-threats. “Many businesses cut corners and think that their small size prevents them from being targeted, but it’s actually the opposite.” Small businesses are “easy targets” says Behrendt, and many do not understand the drastic negative impact that a cyber-attack may have on a business.
Behrendt’s comments only cover the surface of the growing technological threat. Check out these statistics from smallbiztrends.com:
43% of cyber-attacks target small businesses
60% of small companies go out of business within six months of a cyber-attack
55% of surveyors reported that their small business experienced a cyber-attack in the last 12 months
Read full article here.
Launching the new monthly IT Business Breakfast Series at CSU, Behrendt will be discussing the rising importance in digital safety, as well as touch on some industry best-practices and budget-friendly options to keep company information and data secure. Participants will leave with an increased understanding of modern digital threats, and be equipped with proper the knowledge and tools on how to prevent and anticipate these threats.
The IT Business Breakfast will take place on September 20th at 7:30am at Cleveland State University. Registration is still open! To register, or learn more details about the events, please click here.