We’re always answering client questions about cyber security. And we’re happy to do it. The threat to small business is growing each day. That’s why we put together these cyber security stats that matter.
For example, it’s a big mistake to think you’re a small business and not a target. Our research tells us that 43% of malware and other viruses attack small businesses. The DoS attack is the number one type.
This is the one where hacker steal enough data and information to overload a computer, so it shuts down. Our cyber security services are award-winning. We offer the features you need, such as 24/7 tech support. Looking for ransomware protection and email encryption to keep your information safe? We have both.
Our expert team of professionals will carry out regular scans to find those digital Achilles’ heels that hackers go after.
There is good reason to take notice.
More statistics tell us that 60% of small businesses go bankrupt within six months of being attacked. Almost half (48%) of these security issues are malicious. The other half are made up of human and system errors.
What Can You Do
The best thing you can do is hire cyber security professionals. But there are a few things that you can do on your own. For example, it’s important to make sure that your network has a good firewall.
Updated antivirus and anti-spyware software should be on every computer in your small business. When you’re operating systems have updates, install them as soon as they become available.
Each employee should have an individual user account. Access to information and data should be limited. The same goes for the authority to install software updates. Learn more tips.
More Cyber Security Stats
Half of the small businesses that reported a cyber attack had a breach involving both employee and customer information. Unfortunately, small businesses don’t need to look beyond their own walls to find threats.
More research tells us that past employees misuse their access and data on a regular basis. It’s never a good idea to leave the door open. After someone has moved on, either erase or change their admin/passwords for all of your networks.
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