If you think your small business isn't on your friendly neighborhood cyber criminal's radar, it's time for a reality check.
Cyber criminals are tapping into the networks of small and medium-sized businesses in record numbers, and they've hit the jackpot. While your organization may not be sitting on the capital of a Fortune 500 company, hackers using smash-and-grab techniques are making off with millions each year from small companies just like yours.All of which begs the question, is there anything you can do, or should you just pack up shop and head home to binge-watch Netflix? Fortunately, there's plenty you can do, and it's never too late to begin.
Cyber Security Plan
Your chances of survival following a massive data loss aren't very high. Statistically, you've got just a 7% chance of making a comeback if your data goes missing for more than ten days.
Before you lose it completely (your sanity and your data), keep this in mind: You've got time to act, but you haven't got time to waste. Here are two positive steps you can take (start today, okay?) to keep your networks secure.
Train Your Employees on Cyber Security
Your security policies must be more than just suggestions: Establish rules, train employees, then follow through. Think: Strong passwords, email and web guidelines, and BYOD usage rules.
Tap Into Managed Network Services
It's time to face reality when it comes to in-house network management. Highly talented IT professionals are in very high demand, and they can command a hefty salary. To access those hot skills on a small company budget, Managed IT Services is the way to go. You'll have access to the latest expertise at a price your organization can handle.
To find out more about Managed IT Services and what our expertise can mean for your business, contact us at SumnerOne today. We're ready to help you to get on top of the cyber treats in your life.
Originally published November 6, 2016, updated August 2, 2018