Many owners of small companies do not wish to invest in security. They feel there is not much to loose and why would anyone hack into their network and for what. This myth has been bursted with ransomware.
Ransomware has attacked all organisations, irrespective of their size. Monetary gain is what drives the attacker. This has affected small organisations more than large ones, as they do not have required process or infrastructure to backup their files on a regular basis. Large organisations can delete and restore their files and ransomware would not causing any harm to them.
Small organisations have few resources and are driven with profitability in mind. More often than not, security is compromised if it causes any hindrance in their business. Also, since people are already over loaded with work, ensuring security in all aspect of work is far fetched.
As we welcome the new year, every organisation should resolve to bring security at the centre of all processes and ensure that they are prepared in case of any attack. If done, the new year will bring less of distribution and more business for small organisations too.