Busting four popular cybersecurity myths


As the business world becomes increasingly digitized, you’ll have to tackle several dangers with your online business. Cybercriminals nowadays have several methods to target organizations, from credential hacks to sophisticated ransomware attacks.

Therefore, it’s critical to consider measures to protect your organization. If you are unfamiliar with technology and the cyber threat landscape, it might be hard to know the best strategy to protect your organization. With so much noise about cybersecurity, it can be challenging to distinguish between myth and fact. 

Understanding current and evolving technology risks and their truths are critical for providing a specific direction for your business. This blog can help you with that, and after reading it, you’ll have a better idea of the threat landscape and how to protect your business.

Cybersecurity myths debunked

Busting the top cybersecurity myths is essential to keep your business safe:

Myth #1: Cybersecurity is just one solution

Cybersecurity has many different aspects. They’re all crucial in keeping your business safe. A robust cybersecurity posture includes employee security awareness training, physical security measures and a web of defences for your network and devices. You can create a solid cybersecurity strategy for your business by considering all these measures.

Myth #2: Only large businesses become the victims of cyberattacks

If you fall for this myth, it could severely damage your organization. Cybercriminals target those small businesses more frequently since their network can easily be compromised, and they are less likely to recover from an attack unless they pay a ransom. 

Myth #3: Antivirus software is enough protection

Nothing could be further from the truth. Antivirus software doesn’t provide comprehensive protection from all the threats that can exploit your vulnerabilities. Cybersecurity is about much more than just antivirus software. It’s about being aware of potential dangers, taking the necessary precautions and deploying all the appropriate solutions to protect yourself.

Myth #4: I’m not responsible for cybersecurity

Many businesses and employees believe that their IT department or IT service provider is solely responsible for protecting them against cyber threats. While the IT service department/IT service provider bears significant responsibility for cybersecurity, hackers can target employees because they are usually the weakest link. As a business leader, you must provide regular security awareness training and your employees’ responsibility to practice good cyber hygiene.

We can help

Cybersecurity myths like the ones you learned above can lull businesses into a false sense of security, leaving them vulnerable to attacks. Here is where an IT service provider like us can help. We can help you separate fact from myth and ensure your business is as secure as possible.

If you’re a small business owner, VP of IT or IT director, you can leverage our experience to build a digital fortress around your business by partnering with us. Please visit www.cyologylabs.com for a no-obligation consultation. 

Finally, don’t forget to download our mobile app, FRAUDSTER, available on Apple and Android. You can learn more at www.FraudsterApp.com

Terry Cutler

I’m Terry Cutler, the creator of Internet Safety University, an educational system helping to defend corporations and individuals against growing cyber threats. I’m a federal government-cleared cybersecurity expert (a Certified Ethical Hacker), and the founder of Cyology Labs, a first-line security defence firm headquartered in Montréal, Canada. In 2020, I wrote a bestselling book about the secrets of internet safety from the viewpoint of an ethical hacker. I’m a frequent contributor to National & Global media coverage about cyber-crime, spying, security failures, internet scams, and social network dangers families and individuals face daily.