At Drum Horse we use ESET to protect our Agencies. And I was reminded by them that on the 27th jun it was not just Micro, Small & Medium Business (MSMEs) Day but also the third anniversary of the NotPetya ransomware attacks that devastated hundreds of businesses across the globe.
Its a timely reminder that if the security systems of giant corporations were able to fall victim, the NotPetya attacks were also enough to completely cripple small businesses. With the frequency of cyberattacks only increasing, MSMEs cannot underestimate the importance of investing in an advanced and comprehensive cybersecurity solution.
The coronavirus has highlighted just how important it is that small businesses are supported, and while their size makes them nimble and able to adapt quickly to changing circumstances, their small infrastructure leaves them vulnerable. One key point that small businesses cannot afford to overlook, both during and beyond the coronavirus situation, is the need for robust cybersecurity. Unlike large corporations with multiple IT teams and deep pockets, small businesses can be crippled by a single cyberattack, and the flow-on effects of those damages can be much more costly.