There was a time when it took small businesses a great deal of convincing that they needed to take network security seriously. Today, thinking about security is critical for all Boston businesses, regardless of size. The data behind this speaks for itself—Small Business Trends reports that:
- 43 percent of all cyberattacks target small businesses.
- 60 percent of companies go out of business six months after a successful attack.
- 48 percent of data breaches occur as the result of malicious intent; the remainder is due to human error or system failure.