“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.