Busting Four Popular Cybersecurity Myths

Published: 2022-09-27 in General

The world has completely changed in the way we communicate and access information. Today, the internet and other digital platforms have become essential for business success. As necessary as these tools are, there are several risks that come with doing business online. Businesses everyday are being targeted by cybercriminals who want access to your sensitive information. Breaches can come in the form of stolen passwords to costly ransomware attacks.

It is critical that your business protect against these dangers before it is too late. There is a lot of information out there that can feel overwhelming. However, RCC is here to provide you with straightforward information and facts on cyberthreats and security.

Ensuring your business safety depends on understanding the new and ever-evolving risks you face. This blog may help you feel more empowered and knowledgeable of the threat landscape and how to navigate and protect against it.

Cybersecurity myths debunked


Myth #1: Cybersecurity is just one solution

When it comes to keeping your business safe, there are many strategies your company can adopt. Employee security awareness training, physical security measures, and securing your network and devices with a tool kit of defenses. These strategies all work together to create a solid cybersecurity policy that ensure your business’s safety.

Myth #2: Only large businesses become the victims of cyberattacks

Small to medium-sized businesses are more likely to encounter security breaches. Often, small businesses lack the robust cybersecurity policies that larger companies already have in place and are more easily compromised. Unfortunately, without the proper protection, small businesses are less likely to recover from cyberattacks.

Myth #3: Antivirus software is enough protection

Using antivirus software alone, leaves you extremely vulnerable to cyberattacks. Antivirus software alone does not provide the necessary monitoring and protections needed to prevent compromised data. When it comes to cybersecurity, antivirus software is only one piece of the puzzle, and to feel confident in your cybersecurity you must first be aware of the potential dangers. Then take the necessary precautions and deploy the appropriate solutions to defend yourself, your business, employees, and customers.

Myth #4: I'm not responsible for cybersecurity

IT departments and IT service providers take on most of the responsibility when it comes to protecting businesses against cyberthreats. However, hackers can target individuals within the company because they are often the most vulnerable. It is the responsibility of the business owners and leaders to provide up-to-date, regular security awareness training to their staff. Once trained, it becomes the responsibility of the employees to maintain proper cyber hygiene.

An IT service provider can help

It is easy to feel secure online with cybersecurity myths circulating around. Believing these myths can lead to greater risk of attack and loss of income if not challenged. We can help. Working with an IT service provider like us can help you distinguish fact from fiction and keep your business safe.

RCC has nearly three decades of experience and expertise in handling cybersecurity, compliance, backup disaster and recovery.  We are always equipped with the latest tools and resources to provide the highest quality of care and security for your business. Contact us today for more information on how we can best serve you.