Security used to be a lot simpler; the biggest threats were phishing attacks, worms, trojan horses, DDoS attacks and out-of-date software, it was much easier to avoid cyber-attacks than it is now.
New threats bypass traditional antivirus solutions, making them “silent killers.” These include spear phishing, zero-day attacks, file-less threats, ransomware and software and data changes, it has become scary and important, and the largest percentage of attacks are on small businesses.
Most small business owners don't believe they are at risk, but contrary to this is the fact that small businesses are less protected. Think about the data you hold.
61% of SMBs faced a cyberattack of one severity or another last year
They are typically less-sophisticated (= less protected) when it comes to cyber-security
They are often targeted because they are providers to larger companies.
Most companies take an average of191 days to detect a breach. Can you afford to be down for hours? days? or weeks?
SMB cleanup costs are high!
- 1 in 4 pay <$100k to resolve
- 1 in 5 pay $1mm to $2.5mm to resolve
Here’s Where a Managed Service Provider Comes in. We can:
1.Collaboratively assess your current security risk
If you haven’t done a security assessment in the last 12 months, you’re overdue!
Scan your network for varying kinds of threats:
- Sensitive data
- Inappropriate access permissions
2.Create and implement a cybersecurity plan
Cyber-security planning has become part of running a business
“Layered security”, or “defense in depth” refers to the idea that cybersecurity requires multiple lines or layers of defenses to protect against threats.
3.Proactively manage your IT systems
- Monitor firewall activity, hack/spam relay attempts
- Monitor backup status, whether on-site or remote
- Monitor patch updates
- And more…
4.Relax; your MSP will keep your business security and security systems up-to-date!