According to The National Cyber Security Alliance, one out of five small businesses is affected by cybercrime each year. Worse, 60% of those hit go out of business within six months after the attack. In most cases, the potential consequences of a cyber-crime are immense and can paralyze a small business.
In the past, big corporations like JPMorgan, Sony, and Target have experienced serious data breaches resulting from cyber-crimes, while small organizations have attracted less attention. This does not mean that small businesses are not victimized. It is important that we start having serious discussions around these topics, and Cohab is here to get that ball rolling. We are organizing a roundtable discussion over lunch next week, to discuss and educate ourselves on ways we can enhance our data security in our own small businesses. We have invited our very own community member, Sarah Lange of Community Red, coming to lead the discussion and provide the talking points.
Please RSVP via Facebook to let us know how many to expect. This is a free event, open to our community! Feel free to share this event and invite your friends to join you in this discussion!