Why Do Hackers Bother with Small Business Data?

Why Do Hackers Bother with Small Business Data?

In our security practice at Connetic, we’re often baffled by the range of approaches to security we see from business owners. Some are highly controlled while others frequently throw caution into the wind until something goes awry. We’ve determined that the attitude towards data security has more to do with the leader’s personality than with real risk assessment. The prevailing logic among many of the businesses taking a “laissez-faire” approach to security is that they simply don’t believe hackers would be interested in small business data. 

Security Through Obscurity

In the security industry, we call this “security through obscurity”, meaning businesses rely on their own smallness and obscurity to ensure hackers will have a bigger, more important target. While this tactic used to work pretty well when hackers were few and far between, the emergence of Bitcoin has made the monetization of stolen goods much easier, incentivizing hackers to collect data from companies of all industries and sizes. 

Bitcoin created the dangerous economy that turned hacking from a pastime into a profession, giving hackers a nearly anonymous way to complete transactions. Once a hacker obtains a valuable commodity such as your protected information, they are able to easily sell it online using Bitcoin. In the process, their identity remains nearly untraceable, making Bitcoin an appealing payment method for shady transactions. 

How Connetic Can Help Protect Small Business Data

Connetic solves IT; it’s as simple as that. The Connetic team has the unique training, knowledge, and expertise necessary to ameliorate the risks caused by the new hacking economy by implementing real security for our clients through comprehensive security audit practices, security framework compliance, and the comprehensive implementation of security solutions such as multi-factor authentication, log aggregation, and our 24×7 alerting and monitoring infrastructure.

Connetic achieves superior data security for their clients by implementing simple, yet effective, multifactor solutions on all of their information services, including cloud service, traditional server-based services, and bring-your-own-devices. Learn more about Connetic’s approach to data security: CLICK HERE.

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