IDG Contributor Network: Scaling cybersecurity: Staying protected in the midst of business growth

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You can’t get far these days without running into another story about a hack, a breach, or a business that wasn’t prepared for the ever-present threat of a cyber-attack. It’s a misnomer to believe that you won’t be a target because you are small or unknown and that only the big brand companies need security.

Businesses that don’t protect themselves as they grow are often the ones that typically have the hardest time recovering from an attack. While the Targets and Home Depots of the world certainly don’t want their brand tarnished, they have the financial strength and brand loyalty to muster through. It is the midsize and smaller enterprise businesses in the midst of quick growth that don’t have the reserves either financially or from a staffing perspective to bounce back quickly if they’re attacked.

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