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Cybersecurity Mistakes to Avoid as a Small Business Owner

Imagine a day without computers. How would your remote team communicate? How would you transfer data? How would you communicate with customers and vendors? Without access to the digital tools you’ve grown accustomed to, you’d have to resort to pen and paper, snail-mail, and the telephone to get work done. And without proper cybersecurity measures in place – it could happen.

As a small business owner, you can’t afford to make mistakes. Few mistakes are as detrimental as a lapse in cybersecurity. Underestimating your threats, relying solely on your default security system, using free antivirus software, and not being proactive are some of the most common cyber mistakes small business owners make. But one of the most important issues is the fact that you may be ignoring the bigger picture.

A cyber breach doesn’t only compromise your data; it compromises your clients’ data as well. Hefty fines and litigation can ensue, not to mention the loss of people’s trust. And, as many as 60% of all small businesses go out of business after a data breach.

Grow your business by protecting it first. Call Premier IT at 763.453.6800 to hear how we can help.