Small businesses have become the big target of crime and cyber-theft, with $656,982,032 worth of office equipment stolen annually, according to a report from Bolt Insurance. With limited resources, more relaxed security and smaller staffs than most large companies, small businesses are prime targets to criminals looking to invade, either through the physical back door or the back door of the internet.
The infographic below demonstrates just how much of an effect crime is having on small business and gives some suggestions on ways you can protect your small business.
Here at Smallbiztechnology.com we are dedicated to helping small businesses overcome the day-to-day challenges they face by providing quality content and information that can help them grow and succeed. Because security is such a major concern, we’ve written a number of articles on the topic to provide additional tips and suggestions on how to protect your business. The articles cover everything from adding surveillance to your physical location, how to keep your information safe in the cloud and away from hackers and steps to take if you’ve become a victim.
Have you been a victim of small business crime? Tell us your story in the comments below and how you now protect yourself.