Over the last couple of years, we have witnessed some of the biggest data breaches and cyber attacks in history. So for businesses, keeping data safe is the number one concern of businesses these days (even for small and medium-sized business.)

Due to several rising security breaches on several companies, data security against unwanted intrusion is on everyone’s mind. Cyber security is the biggest challenges organisations face these days no matter what industry they are in or no matter big or small.

In fact, the impact of cyber security threats is even more severe when it comes to small and medium-sized enterprises. Cyber criminals love to target small business largely due to the fact that most small and medium sized businesses cannot afford to implement strong security protocols.

Nothing can be hundred percentage safe, but at the same time small and medium sized enterprises can advance the protection environment by acquiring a strong understanding of their external web presence and ensuring it is secure by undertaking penetration testing and minimizing exposure by taking action such as regularly updating security patches.

If you want to prolong the life of your small business, you need to give importance to your cyber security. You need to protect especially your sensitive data. Choose a security precaution that fits the type of information you store.

Here are the 8 simple ways your small business can follow to avoid cyber security breach: http://www.flyingsolo.com.au/working-smarter/professional-development/simple-cyber-security-tips-small-business-owners