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Quiz: How Likely Is Your Business To Get Hacked?

What are the chances that someone will hack into your business?

The answer depends on several factors—how big a company you are, what type of business it is, where you store data, and other relevant factors.

Answering this quiz will help you assess the likelihood that your business might get hacked so you can take measures to protect against it when necessary.

1. Are you a small, medium, or large company?

a) Small

b) Medium

c) Large

Small and medium companies usually have fewer security resources at their disposal, making them more vulnerable to hacking. Conversely, large companies have more resources available, including cybersecurity, making them less likely to be hacked.

2. What type of business are you operating?

a) Transportation

b) Retail

c) Services

d) Utilities 

e) Manufacturing

f) Electronics

Online retail companies may have more assets for hackers to target, but all types of businesses are vulnerable to hacking since private information is typically stored on computers and networks.

3. How many employees do you have?

a) Under 50

b) Between 51 and 250

c) Between 251 and 500

d) Between 501 and 1000

e) Over 1000

f) Don’t know/Prefer not to answer

The more employees a business has, the greater the risk of being hacked. Positions within the company with access to valuable data are also important to evaluate. You can mitigate the risk of being hacked by implementing cybersecurity measures across your organization.

4. What security measures do you have in place? 

a) A firewall

b) Antivirus/antimalware program 

c) I don’t have any of these

As a business owner, it is crucial to have security measures in place. The more security measures you have, the better protection your business has against being hacked.

5. How many connections are there between your company’s internal network and the internet? 

a) 0

b) 1 to 2

c) 3 to 4

d) 5 or more

e) None

f) I don’t know

The fewer connections to your internal network, the less likely hackers can access your business’s private data.

6. Do you have cloud storage? 

a) Yes

b) No

c) Not sure

Cloud storage is useful, but it also increases the risk of being hacked since the data is not stored on your company’s premises. Consider the potential risks of storing data in the cloud before you upload it.

7. How many devices do employees use to access your business’s internal network? 

a) 0

b) 1 to 2

c) 3 to 5

d) 6 or more

e) I don’t know

The more devices used by employees, the greater the risk that a hacker can access your company’s private data. Therefore, your business should consider only allowing employees to use specific devices for work purposes.

8. How many countries does your company have business with? 

a) 0 to 1

b) 2

c) 3 to 4 

d) 5 to 6 

e) 7 or more

f) Don’t know/Prefer not to answer

The more countries in which your company does business, the greater the risk of hacking. Your cybersecurity measures should be tailored to each country you do business with.

9. Do you have a contingency plan if your business is hacked? 

a) Yes

b) Maybe

c) No 

d) Not sure

Your company should have a contingency plan if it is hacked. Your cybersecurity measures will be useless if you do not have a plan in place for how to mitigate the damage.

10. How much time do employees spend on social media websites? 

a) 0 to 1 hour

b) 1 to 2 hours

c) 2 to 3 hours 

d) 4 or more hours

e) Don’t know/Prefer not to answer

Employees who spend a lot of time on social media websites may be unaware of cybersecurity risks. It is important to consider the possibility of an employee’s personal online accounts being hacked and used to steal company data.

Final Thoughts

The likelihood of a business getting hacked is dependent on the company’s size, industry, and security measures, yet being aware of this risk is crucial regardless if you’re a small business owner or an enterprise-level company. 

Now that you know your company’s risk factors, it may be time to take the steps necessary to protect your business.

Let our team of experts at Cloud Voice & Data put together a plan for protecting your company from security breaches so you don’t have to worry about hackers again.

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