What does a cyber-attack mean to your business?
Small and mid-sized businesses are hit by 62 percent of all cyber-attacks, about 4,000 per day, according to IBM. Cyber-criminals target small businesses because they are an easy, soft target to penetrate. They steal information to rob bank accounts via wire transfers, steal customers’ personal identity information, file for fraudulent tax refunds, commit health insurance or Medicare fraud, and more.
And there are many different ways for bad things to find their way into your business. A malicious email attachment opened, a website link clicked or even a USB drive brought from outside the business and plugged into a system can all wreak their own kind of havoc and quickly grind your business to a halt. And the costs associated with an attack or infection can quickly become monumental.
Cyber-attacks are a threat you truly can't afford to ignore.
We take a proactive approach
We know your business, we work specifically in your industry, and we have experience with your software applications and hardware needs.
What Does it All Mean?
Thinking you're immune to hacking because you're "not the kind of business they'd go after" is a sure-fire way to find yourself exploited. The truth is, most hackers attack system weaknesses, not business types. Any business that happens to use a system that hacker can get into is a target whether it's a mom-and-pop shop, an international corporation, or even a municipality.
Our inboxes have become one of the front lines in the cyber-security war. People are tricked into everything from entering credentials into fake sites to clicking an attachment that can install a virus. We may like to think we can spot scams just by looking, but every day they get more sophisticated and harder to stop without specified software.
As more of our day-to-day business is transacted online, it becomes easier for your information to be exposed. Whether it’s a common set of credentials such as your email address and favorite password that “leaks” out, or a compromise of a major system, you might have sensitive private information being exposed, traded, and perhaps sold on the dark web at the this very moment.
How Does It Effect Your Business?
You've worked hard to build trust among your clients and community. The last thing you want to have to tell a client is that you lost their private information, or that their project will have to wait while you get your systems back up and running from a cyber-attack. We keep your system safe so you can keep your promises to your clients.
Downtime doesn't just eat through payroll hours, it can also cost you the business of your clients. That's why our protocols are designed to prevent downtime as much as possible and get you back on your feet quicker when it does occur.
Ransomware attacks can hold your information and even that of your client's hostage for truly cruel sums of money--and even if you do manage to pay it, there's no guarantee your data will ever be accessible again. We can help you protect yourself so you never become a victim.
DON'T BE A VICTIM.
As technology gets more advanced, cyber-attacks only become more vicious, creative, and effective. If you don’t take cyber-security seriously now, you’ll find yourself on the wrong end of a successful attack before you know it.
Taking steps to protect yourself is crucial. If you are scared, you are not alone. It is scary! But we’re here to help.