Cyber Security Tips for Dry Cleaners: 7 Best Practices
Think you’re dry cleaner is too small to get attacked. Think again. Follow these tips to ensure your business is protected from cyber attacks.
Is the data at your dry cleaners secure?
It better be.
Cybercrime is on the rise.
And it doesn’t look like it’s slowing down anytime soon.
Think you’re too small to get attacked. Think again. Hackers target small and medium-size businesses because they believe their security is lax.
In fact, 90 percent of data breaches impact small business, says a recent report from Trustwave®, a cybersecurity consultancy. And it can cost you a lot more than you think.
The cost of a data breach for a small business merchants, for example, averages $36,000 and can reach or exceed $50,000. Your actual out of pocket costs will be higher. Guaranteed.
Additional costs for a cyberattack can include things like:
Of course, the cost of a data breach is different for each company. But we think you get the picture. So if you own or manage a dry cleaning business, your sensitive data needs to be secure.
One way to boost security is to follow industry best practices for small and medium-size businesses like those below. They’re proven, practical, and productive cyber security tips:
These practices are easy to implement and cost a lot less than what a data breach will. If you’re a small or medium-size business, these practices provide a good start toward a potent security program. And since no system is fail-safe, it wouldn’t hurt to implement additional best practices as soon as you can.
Hackers can breach any security system with enough time and motive. It’s not if a hacker will attack you these days, it’s when. So your data better be secure. Even a minor breach can cost you thousands and hand you a legal, financial, and public relations nightmare that can shut you down. No one wants that. Follow these cyber security tips and continue to update and educate yourself on the new best practices.
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