Small companies who are using unlicensed software unknowingly shouldn’t think they’ll be let off the hook if found out.
Ignorance is not bliss in this situation.
Using unlicensed software is on the increase whether it’s intentional or not. There have been recent cases in the news where companies were fined for using unlicensed software, yet they knew nothing of the software being installed on their computers. But that’s no excuse, so how can you protect yourself against such a risk?