A small business may stave off hackers with comprehensive malware protection, cloak its network with impenetrable firewalls and even lock down its mobile devices. Those small business security steps are prudent safeguards and important steps in keeping vital business and customer data out of the wrong hands.

Yet for all these efforts, hackers can still cause financial ruin, according to Fred White, product marketing for Verio, a provider of web hosting and cloud services.

"A lot of security for small business generally focuses on the traditional sort of cyber attacks," said White. He told Small Business Computing that, instead of going after secured PCs and servers, hackers opt to "attack your online presence."



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