With more of us working from home than ever before, cybercrime has skyrocketed. The FBI found that cyberattacks have increased 400% during the pandemic, with up to 4,000 incidents per day. We’re now using our own personal computers, wi-fi, routers, and networks to conduct business, and each of these can be key entry points for hackers if not properly secure. Fortunately, you can play a proactive role in protecting your sensitive business information and helping your company fight cybercrime. Below are ten security measures that you can implement immediately for your computer, network, wi-fi, and router.
As small businesses try to rebuild and recover the lost opportunities caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, a new hurdle seems to be awaiting them: the lack of employees to fill the positions left vacant. With the unfilled positions despite advertising for job openings, the ability of small businesses to rebuild and keep up with the demand for products and services as lockdown restrictions eases is in jeopardy. A survey conducted by the National Federation of Independent Businesses in March found out that as high as 42% of business owners have active job openings that could not be filled. On the other hand, 91 percent of those actively hiring or trying to hire reported no qualified applicants for the vacant positions.
A new survey reveals that 35% of small businesses could fail over the summer, reports Cleveland.com. The Covid-19 pandemic continues to weigh heavily on the finances of small business owners, and one recent survey found 35% could face challenges surviving through the summer.
Ransomware has become one of the leading methods by which hackers target businesses. While many people may think that it is only big organizations that are targeted by ransomware attacks, the truth is that even the smaller businesses are not immune to such ransomware attacks. In fact, in many instances, hackers have turned their attention to small businesses because they lack adequate measures to counter them. The disruption of these businesses is costly for small businesses and governments in general. According to the World Bank, small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are critical in many world economies. They account for up to 90 percent of all businesses worldwide and employ more than 50 percent of people in employment.
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