Protect Your SMB With IT Security That Delivers Big Business Results
IT security for SMBs needs to face the truth – you can’t be so small that cybercriminals won’t notice you. The news may lead you to believe so, but it’s simply not an accurate representation of the cybercrime industry.
Sure, the news is only concerned with the big fish, like this year’s Capital One breach that compromised the personal information 100 million Americans and up to 6 million Canadians
The reality? In almost half of all the cyber breaches that have occurred in recent years, a small business was the target. As reported in Verizon’s Data Breach Report and Forbes…
- 58% of all breaches in 2018 involved small businesses.
- 43% of all breaches involved small businesses in 2019.
- Ransomware attacks are still going strong, accounting for 24% of the malware incidents analyzed and is the #2 most-used malware type.
What Makes You Such A Perfect Target?
The primary lesson here is that if business as big as CapitalOne can be made into a victim by cybercriminals, so can you. You have to assume your defenses could be penetrated – what will you do if it happens? Do you have contingencies in place to protect you in the event of an attack?
How Can You Protect Yourself With IT Security For SMBs?
Back-Up Your Data
If you have you have a data backup solution, then it doesn’t matter if your data has been encrypted by ransomware. You can just replace it with your backup, simple as that.
That’s why you should make a considerable investment in a comprehensive backup data recovery solution so that you can restore your data at a moment’s notice when necessary.
Be sure to:
- Back up data on a regular basis (at least daily).
- Inspect your backups to verify that they maintain their integrity.
- Secure your backups and keep them independent from the networks and computers they are backing up.
Train Your Employees
A comprehensive cybersecurity training program will teach your staff how to handle a range of potential situations:
- How to identify and address suspicious emails, phishing attempts, social engineering tactics, and more.
- How to use business technology without exposing data and other assets to external threats by accident.
- How to respond when you suspect that an attack is occurring or has occurred.
Ask For Help
You don’t have to do this alone.
On-Site Computers Inc. will help implement robust security measures, deploying security devices like firewalls, patching, antivirus software updates, intrusion, and gateway protection, to name a few. We’re proud to deliver proven practices and reliable solutions as a part of our IT security for SMBs.
Furthermore, we will support your cybersecurity processes and practices, by implementing 2-factor authentication, employee security training, and password reset policies for your company.
Mike Bowe | Published on July 27, 2020