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Busting The Top 10 Cybersecurity Myths

Busting the Top 10 Cybersecurity Myths

Navigating the world of cybersecurity can be overwhelming. According to Norton Security, the U.S. ranks number one when it comes to the top countries targeted by cyber security attacks. Not only that, but Juniper Research’s 2018 report estimates that 146 billion records will be exposed in data breaches over the next 5 years.

Any wonder why the percentage of U.S. employees who lack a basic understanding of cybersecurity best practices is estimated to be 70%? One thing remains certain. No matter how large or small – any business (or employee) that thinks they are not at risk for a cyber attack is only fooling themselves.

The National Cyber Security Alliance recently compiled their top 10 cybersecurity misconceptions for small and medium-sized businesses. The following infographic is our take on busting the top 10 cybersecurity myths, along with additional statistics and related insights:

Know The Facts

Many myths, all busted. It is only a matter of time before technology evolves and cyber criminals become more advanced. And there is only so much you can do to educate your employees and vendors about the perils of cybersecurity. Make sure you know the facts and understand how to best protect your data.

Still not sure where to start? This free cybersecurity checklist is a perfect starting point to begin assessing your needs. As always, your trusted CMIT advisor is here to help. Contact us to learn more about an affordable cybersecurity option for your business.

Written by: Chris Zambuto | Chief Information Security Officer @CMITBostonCambridge

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