This article first appeared on Forbes.com on June 2, 2022. Dylan Natter is the CEO and founder of centrexIT, a San Diego-based Managed Service Provider devoted to industry-leading standards of professionalism and care.
We all know cybersecurity is a serious threat, so I won’t bore you with statistics you’ve heard a thousand times. But consider this: Studies indicate the cybercrime industry is more profitable than the worldwide illegal drug trade. Cyberattacks will continue and are only going to increase, especially with global conflict and political unrest on the rise. Bad actors leverage technology to automate attacks. They don’t care who you are, so small to midsize businesses (SMBs) are not immune.