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Busting Four Popular Cybersecurity Myths

October 6, 2022
Busting Four Popular Cybersecurity Myths

It's October, aka, Cybersecurity Awareness Month. To commemorate, we're debunking four of the most widely believed myths about the cyber threat landscape. Debunking these to understand current and evolving technology risks, as well as the truths behind them, is critical for providing a secure direction for your business. 

There are several dangers that come with doing business online.  And as the world becomes increasingly digitized, cybercriminals have more and more ways to target organizations, from credential hacks to sophisticated ransomware attacks.

This is why it’s critical to think about what holistic measures you need in place to protect your organization. If you are unfamiliar with technology and the cyberthreat landscape, it might be hard to know the best strategy. With so much noise about cybersecurity out there, it can be challenging to distinguish between myth and fact.

Cybersecurity myths debunked

Busting the top cybersecurity myths is essential to keep your business safe:

Myth #1: Cybersecurity is just one solution
There are many different aspects to cybersecurity and they’re all crucial in keeping your business safe. A robust cybersecurity posture includes employee security awareness training, physical security measures and a web of defenses for your network and devices. You can create a solid cybersecurity strategy for your business by considering all these measures.

Myth #2: Only large businesses become the victims of cyberattacks
If you fall for this myth, it could severely damage your organization. The truth is that small businesses are targeted more frequently by cybercriminals since their network can easily be compromised and they are less likely to recover from an attack unless they pay a ransom.

Myth #3: Antivirus software is enough protection
Nothing could be further from the truth. Antivirus software doesn’t provide comprehensive protection from all the threats that can exploit your vulnerabilities. Cybersecurity is about much more than just antivirus software. It's about being aware of potential dangers, taking the necessary precautions and deploying all the appropriate solutions to protect yourself.

Myth #4: I'm not responsible for cybersecurity
Many businesses and their employees believe that their IT department or IT service provider is solely responsible for protecting them against cyberthreats. While the IT service department/IT service provider bears significant responsibility for cybersecurity, hackers can target employees because they are usually the weakest link. It’s your responsibility as a business leader to provide regular security awareness training and your employees' responsibility to practice good cyber hygiene.

An IT service provider can help 

Cybersecurity myths like the ones you learned above can lull businesses into a false sense of security, leaving them vulnerable to attacks. This is where an IT service provider, like us, can help. We can help you separate fact from myth and make sure your business is as secure as possible.

We have the experience and expertise to handle matters such as cybersecurity, backup, compliance and much more for our customers. We're always up to date on the latest security landscape and provide you with the tools and guidance you need to stay safe. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you secure your business.

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