The world is becoming more digital and the current crisis, caused by the coronavirus pandemic, is making digitalisation even more tangible in every sector of the economy. Computer and data crime have become a constant threat and are rising sharply – also posing a danger for small and medium-sized enterprises and the self-employed. The dangers are ever-present, as hackers are constantly looking for security loopholes to gain access to business data such as names, addresses, passwords, financial data, customer data and much more.
Small businesses and freelancers are also targets of such cyberattacks. For you in particular, cybercrime is a huge challenge. You have to comply with the same regulations as large companies, for example when it comes to liability in the case of data theft or IT security breaches. However, organisational or financial constraints often do not allow you to invest in expensive software or IT specialists.
The consequences of cyberattacks can be considerable and pose a threat to the continued existence of the business.
- Loss of money and disruption to business: costs for paralysed websites, IT logjams, undelivered goods, specialists and legal assistance
- Damage to reputation and image: loss of customer, supplier and investor confidence
- Breaches of data privacy: the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) makes provision for heavy fines
- Data theft of your banking details
- E-mail fraud
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