Survey Finds Most Small Businesses Fail to Act Following Cyberattack
Hikvision Provides Cybersecurity Resources for Partners, Steps to Avoid Malware, Security Breach
New research by insurer Hiscox from its 2018 Small Business Cyber Risk Report, found that 65 percent of small businesses fail to act following a cybersecurity attack, according to an article in Security Sales & Integration (SSI).
From the article: “The attacks come in various forms, including ransomware, spear phishing, malware, DDoS and something referred to as a drive-by. The latter involves crooks on the prowl for insecure websites who then plant a malicious script into HTTP or PHP code on one of the web pages. This script may install malware directly onto the computer of some unsuspecting user who visits the site.”
The research also uncovered that 47 percent of U.S. small businesses have been victims of a cyberattack in the last year, with 44 percent suffering two or more attacks. And, small businesses are less likely to withstand the financial impact of a hack or security breach, according to the article, with average incident costs of $34,604 for the last 12 months.
The article outlines best practices for small businesses, providing tips to prevent, detect and mitigate cyberattacks.
Hikvision provides cybersecurity tips and best practices for partners on its website, including its online Cybersecurity Center, its cybersecurity hotline, and numerous blogs on the topic. Recently, Hikvision’s director of cybersecurity, Chuck Davis, offered examples of phishing and steps to avoid malware attacks from email phishing in this blog.