Small and midsize businesses (SMB's) are the backbone of our economy. They account for the majority of U.S. employment, provide most of the goods and services we use, and are absolutely essential for our way of life to exist. We all recognize many of the names of the largest companies, but it is important to realize that they are supported by a supply chain of SMB's.
Unfortunately, an incredible misunderstanding exists among SMB's when it comes to their cybersecurity. Even in 2018, many SMB executives still believe their companies are not exposed to the same cyber threats that large companies recognize.
As a country, we need to have a fundamental shift in our thinking around business risks related to technology. We must embrace technology, as it is an absolute requirement that we leverage it as much as possible. However, SMB leadership must accept the fact that cybersecurity is as much of a requirement as having insurance policies and basic accounting procedures.
These are the four most common cybersecurity myths among SMB's: