Small-business owners (and their customers) need to do more to protect against online security threats. According to readwrite small biz, many mom-and-pop shops realize how fully they rely on the Internet for client information, banking and other daily functions, but do not take proper precautions to protect themselves, their businesses or their customers’ data.
The article recommends people share as little data as possible with local businesses regardless of how good their coffee is. The best defense for a small business has always been that being small keeps them off crooks’ radar. The idea has been that cyber criminals are interested only in bigger and more lucrative prey.
But criminals have learned that small businesses contain thousands of data points (credit-card numbers, deposit information, etc.) that make them mighty attractive. And small businesses, it seems, often leave the cyber doors open.