Small business are a significant target for cyberattacks but cybersecurity is seen as an unnecessary expenditure by most (Accenture—43% cyberattacks targeted small businesses, only 14% prepared). The cost of an attack can be huge and easily leads to the victim going out of business.

Defence requires a comprehensive strategy. Prevention: take care of business information and use a web security program. Detection: know you’ve been hacked, use a “canary” or “honey” token. Back-up: secure, offline.