Cyber security for small businesses

Developing a proactive defence plan

Reactive cyber security focuses on mitigating damage during and after an attack. By then, the threat actor has already dealt damage, which could have long-lasting negative impacts on your business. Proactive approaches to cyber security operate on the belief that a cyber attack will impact the business at one point or another. They focus on preventing attacks and preparing the business to respond.

Many small businesses believe they are not large enough targets. In reality, all data holds value to cyber criminals, and threat actors typically target vulnerabilities, not organisations. One reason that large enterprises often have more comprehensive security controls is that they have the budget available to them. For this reason, good cyber security might seem out of reach to a small business, but this does not have to be the case. Here are five ways your company can shift to proactive cyber security approaches.