Small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) like yours typically only have a small IT team composed of just a few people. This is usually because of a small budget, or the thinking of some SMBs that they don’t need a lot of people to maintain their IT infrastructure.
2019 wasn’t short on horror stories regarding data breaches that occurred on businesses. In fact, the first six months of the year saw more than 3,800 publicly disclosed breaches, which exposed a whopping 4.1 billion compromised records. And these were high-profile breaches, too: eight breaches in 2019 alone compromised 3.2 billion records.
As the new decade starts, cybercriminals are already preparing to launch dangerous cyberattacks on individuals and businesses. Cyberthreats such as ransomware, phishing, and cryptojacking attacks have been successful over the past few years, and this year’s threats are expected to be more difficult to stop.
The first six months of 2019 saw more than 3,800 publicly disclosed breaches, which exposed 4.1 billion records, according to a study. While there are many possible solutions to mitigate data breaches such as threat monitoring and employee training, security issues still occur, and cybercriminals continue to gain access to confidential company data.
A new year is almost upon us, and many people are coming up with “New Year’s resolutions” — pledges to accomplish a personal or professional goal, or to improve someone’s life. Whatever the intention may be, it’s important to be realistic and stay focused on what needs to be accomplished.