Ok, so you have a one-person massage business. Or you have a partner, but it’s only the two of you…so, why worry about cyber crime, right? Wrong.
If you have any kind of small business where you might be using encrypted data to take payments online or store health information, you’re subject to the same kind of crime attacking big businesses.
Whether you’re selling products on your website and taking online payments, or maintaining client records that include social security numbers, you’ll want to stay abreast of current guidelines on protecting yourself and your business from cyber crime, and to alert any partners or employees working with you.
Read the blog below for more information on trends and guidelines.
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“Cybercrime may not be your number one concern but as the owner of a spa or massage practice, your business may be a prime target. Since 2011, cyberattacks focused on small business have been on the rise. Small Business Trends reports that 43 percent of cyberattacks target small businesses. And many small businesses are not prepared for the impact of a cyberattack and may experience devastating results. According to the U.S. National Cyber Security Alliance, 60 percent of small companies that suffer a cyberattack are out of business within six months.”