Cybersecurity Myths

Cybersecurity Myths

Despite this, many individuals have many dangerous cybersecurity myths and misconceptions that often catch them and their businesses out. In order to keep yourself, your staff and your business protected, it’s important to be aware of what constitutes digital safety in the ever-evolving digital landscape.

A Strong Password Is Enough

One of the most common cybersecurity myths. While a 12-character password with upper and lowercase letters as well as numbers and symbols will take a hacker 34,000 years to hack compared to a 6 character password, a strong password alone is NOT enough. In fact, cybercriminals are able to steal passwords in a variety of ways, such as artificial intelligence, paying disgruntled employees or other insiders to steal them and more. Therefore, a strong password cannot be a business’ or individuals only security measure.

A strong password alone is never enough, Consider anti-virus protection and other protective measures.
No industry or job is ever 100% safe and hackers and attackers do not care about the nature of your business.

My Industry And Job Is Safe

In today’s digital landscape, no industry is truly safe from a cyber attack. In general, cybercriminals don’t care who or what your are, they will send cyber attacks to anyone. In fact, Ransomware attacks are just one of the main security problems faced in many private sector organisations, public sector entities and also local governments. Due to the sophistication of these attacks, they can be difficult to spot and report. In fact, the rise of cyber attacks for Healthcare providers has risen by 256%.

Small Businesses Are Ignored

This is one worst cybersecurity myths as this mindset can place your business in danger. In fact, the reality to this myth is quite the opposite; In 2021 61% of SMBs were the target of a cyberattack in 2021. Another key point is that 46% of all cyber breaches impact businesses with less than 1,000 employees. Of those businesses, 60% of small businesses shut down within 6 months after suffering a data breach.

Small businesses are not exempt from attacks because they can contain data that is a equally as sensitive as that found in larger organisations and enterprises.
Contrary to popular belief, cyber attacks generally don't happen in one place.

All Cyber Attacks Are In One Place

While 91% of cyberattacks begin with phishing emails, cyber criminals becoming far more sophisticated with their attacks. Given that our technology is ever-evolving, so are cyber attacks. In fact, some of the ways cyber criminals are sending their attacks are:

  • Malware Attacks (e.g. Ransomware)
  • Phishing Attacks
  • Password Attacks
  • Cryptojacking
  • Denial-of-Service
  • Cloud Computing Cyber Attacks

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of Cybersecurity breaches are due to human error and can have serious long-term consequences.


is the total cost of a data breach in the UK for businesses. The average cost has increased by 8.1%.


is how long it takes on average for a business to identify a cyber-attack and 43 days to fully recover.

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Strengthen your cybersecurity today and reduce the risk of an attack. At AdaptiveComms we have a dedicated team of cyber experts who are ready to engage with you and implement preventive measures and solutions to keep you and your workforce safe and secure.

Whether you have specific protection priorities or are simply looking to seek advice, we’re here to assist you.

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