Due to increased digitalization particularly, small companies became targeted by cybercriminals. Micro-enterprises may face the challenge of identifying and responding to threats due to lack of resources. Small businesses may have less ability to identify cyber threats and have less secure computer networks. Financial resources are also often met in expensive cybersecurity investments. However, risk assessments should consider that the entire company’s business may fall into one well-targeted cyber attack.
Quite often, investment in cyber security is made when a company is growing significantly. This in turn is the reason why small businesses are the target of cyber attacks.
The support of the company management is the most important key factor when developing cyber security. The next step is to maintain staff commitment. This can be done by consistent informing and training.
FIGURE: The link between the size of the company and the security attitude.