Skip to Content



Hackers hit startups, too: Top five cybersecurity mistakes startups make

April 12, 2017 In The News 1 min read
Authors:
Sarah Pavelek

Image of a person typing 

“A lot of startups think, ‘We’re new. We’re small. We don’t have anything yet that a hacker would want,’” said Sarah Pavelek, principal of cybersecurity at Plante Moran, a certified public accounting and business advisory firm. “The truth is, anyone can be a target. And startups tend to have fewer resources, making it more difficult to recover in the event that there is an attack.”

In fact, Verizon’s 2012 Data Breach Investigations Study shows that 71 percent of data breaches occurred in businesses with fewer than 100 employees.

Recently, Pavelek took some time to outline five of the top cybersecurity mistakes startups make.

Related Thinking

Planning for potential changes to Section 174 research and experimental expenses

Article 3 min read

California Multiple Award Schedules (CMAS) cooperative contract

Article 1 min read

The Interlocal Purchasing System (TIPS) cooperative contract

Article 1 min read