In today’s complex and changing world, no business can function without advanced technology. However, while technology is necessary, it also presents serious threats and opens you up to risks to your valuable and sensitive data. Hackers are constantly working to subvert security measures; that means you must remain vigilant about keeping your security robust.
Weak cybersecurity measures are among the biggest threats to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). The COVID-19 pandemic caused a sharp rise in online shopping and dependency on various online resources. As a result, the number of cyber crimes is expected to show a sharp increase when the 2020 numbers are compiled and analyzed.
In its 2019 report on the State of Cybersecurity, the Ponemon Institute reported that attacks and data breaches increased significantly from prior years. Along with the increase in attacks, the expense of managing those breaches also rose significantly.
How Companies Are Attacked
SMBs are typically attacked by hackers using phishing scams, compromising digital devices such as unprotected printers, and stealing credit information.
Attacks on SMBs are increasing. Nearly 70 percent of all SMBs worldwide reported a data breach or cyber attack in 2019. It’s easy to see why SMBs have become a target. Smaller businesses tend to have less robust security and are less likely to recognize and react to an attack quickly due to a lack of resources.
As a result, smaller businesses must take a proactive stance on cybersecurity.
Enter Managed IT Services
Managed IT Services is an affordable and highly effective solution for preventing threats, stolen data, and cyber attacks. With a Managed IT Services provider, you’ll benefit from their comprehensive range of support that prioritizes end-to-end security. Security measures include real-time threat assessment and prevention, data encryption, security awareness training, firewall protection, and 24/7 monitoring along with other valuable services.
A Managed IT Services provider will not only protect your sensitive data from theft but also optimize your business operations. This is because all of the gaps and vulnerabilities within your IT infrastructure are addressed. This can help you with faster performance, and advanced notification and recovery in the event of an attack.
Taking a proactive approach to security can save you time, money, and aggravation in both the short and long term. Want to learn more? Let us show you how our Managed IT Services can help you to optimize your business!