Cyber Security Myths:

True or False?

Are you familiar with these Cyber Security Myths? 

Let’s discover the truth behind them:

Cyber Security Myths: True or False

  • I won’t get cyber attacked, my business is too small.

Truth is, no business is too small. 

Small businesses suffer cyber attacks very frequently – in fact, in 2019 43% of data breaches targeted small businesses.

All business should have a reliable cyber security solution installed to prevent from suffering any cyber incident.

  • Cyber Security doesn’t apply to me because I’m not in the Government or Healthcare industry.

Any industry is at risk of cyber attacks.

  • My anti-virus software has me covered. 

An anti-virus software is just not enough to protect from the complex, modern cyber attacks. You also need a cyber security solution that is equally developed.  

  • Cyber security is the responsibility of the IT department.

From entry level to executive positions, cyber security is the responsibility of everyone. Security Awareness Training to all personnel is highly critical. 

You only need one person to click on the wrong link to suffer a breach. 

  • I have a strong password. 

Passwords can easily be hacked. Make sure you have them replaced at least every 60-90 days. 

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  • I can only get malware from the internet.

Although the internet and email are the most common ways to get malware, you can also get it in different ways, such as from infected devices. 

  • Cyber attacks are always performed by outsiders. 

False. It’s also possible for an insider or former employee to conduct a cyber attack.

  • I will notice right away if my computer is infected. 

Reality is that sometimes a computer gets infected without leaving a clue. Once the infection is noticeable, the damage is irreversible. 

  • It’s possible to be 100% safe from cyber attacks.

You can have a strong cyber security solution, but not impossible to break.  

Cyber criminals are always changing their tactics and developing their malware. Because of this, there is a need for cyber security systems to also continuously develop. However, although unlikely, gaps are always possible. 

This is why we recommend everyone to stay up-to-date with the newest versions of all computer and security updates.  

Secondly, a data backup is recommended – in case your information gets compromised, you get to replace it with no problem. 

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