The Check List for Small Business Just Got Bigger

Most small business owners start out with a list of things that need to happen in order to be successful in business. However, this list usually does not include preventing invasion from cyber criminals. Deciding whether to be a sole proprietor or a corporation is important. However, thinking about protection is equally as important. Perhaps this does not make the list because many owners of small business feel that hackers are more attracted to larger loot potential. According to CNNMoney, startups are a prime target for hackers. Read on to find out what you can do to prevent being attacked.

The Check List for Small Business Just Got BiggerAccording to a recent report, “By the time a start-up is five months old, it has already been targeted by hundreds of spam messages and malware.” The trigger is starting a new business, setting up a new website, email address, and instant messages. The hack can be done innocently by a click on a link that contains a malware virus that spreads rapidly through your computer system. It is estimated that within the first 10 months, most small business startups will be infected by malware of some kind.

Small businesses in their early stages are easier targets than the established businesses who has spent years safeguarding their computer systems. Regardless of the size of the business, information  is valuable to hackers. Do not make the mistake of thinking that because your business is small you, will not be of interest. In fact, because your business is new and has the potential to grow, the hacker has an incentive to get into your system early and wait for the business to grow. Do not wait until your business becomes more profitable to think about protection.

Starting a small business in Illinois is exciting. However, there is a lot of information to take in and an Illinois business attorney with an excellent record of accomplishment can help. He or she can discuss your goals and plans to help you get off to the best start possible. Contact one today.


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