Small businesses must embrace incident response best practices to survive in an increasingly risky cybersecurity sphere. From phishing to ransomware attacks, there is more than one way that your businesses’ valuable data can be compromised.
Download our checklist to learn why and how small businesses can keep their digital data safe, and read on below for why you need to learn these best practices.
Don’t Ignore Incident Response Best Practices
Did you know that cyber incidents have increased by about 63% compared to last year?1
If you think your business is too small to be targeted by cybercriminals, you are leaving your business at risk.
The overriding perception around business owners is that only the large enterprises are the ones that get targeted by cybercriminals. Not true.
In fact, it is not just businesses that are under the threat of cyberattacks, but hospitals and schools as well.
The reality is that small businesses like yours are actually more at risk to come under attack because you’re less likely to have the sophisticated cybersecurity measures large enterprises have in place — and hackers are counting on that.
Though it is the large-scale cyberattacks that tend to make the headlines, on the daily, it is the small-scale cyberattacks on small businesses that comprise the majority of cyberattack-related lost earnings for companies in the U.S.
We mentioned the above factor that cybercriminals perceive small businesses as having possibly weak cybersecurity systems, but they also perceive going after small businesses as being lower-risk. It is like robbing a convenience store instead of a bank: There is less chance of being a high priority for law enforcement.
In the world of cybercrime, whaling is a term that refers to going after high-profile targets that are difficult to get, such as, say, stealing Facebook’s data. Most cybercriminals would prefer to go after the smaller fish.
That’s exactly why close to 60% of small businesses have experienced a cyberattack in the past 12 months.2
Small Businesses Can Protect Themselves from Cyberattacks
So, you are at greatest risk for a cyberattack, but how is a small business supposed to protect itself from the damage of these attacks with such limited resources?
This is where following cyber incident response best practices can come to the rescue. A swift and effective incident response helps your business analyze, detect, defend against, and respond to a cyber incident, all while minimizing that attack’s impact on your business.
To help you understand the concept better, we’ve created a comprehensive checklist that discusses:
- The importance of following cyber incident response best practices
- Top incident response best practices
- Key phases of an incident response framework
- Best way to implement an incident response plan
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1 National Cyber Security Alliance (Staysafeonline.org/cyber-incident-history-21)
2 Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (cisa.gov/information-sharing-and-analysis)