Better safe than sorry
Cyber security breaches are in the news almost daily. It’s more important than ever to guard your data.
Your business is likely facing an evolving set of potential threats, from cyber security breaches to downtime from unexpected events such as a fire or flood.
You might be asking questions like:
- Will my data be protected in the Cloud?
- As my business grows, how can I make sure my data is backed up without spending a fortune?
- If an unexpected event occurred, like a break-in or flood, how long would it take to get back online? What will that downtime cost our business?
- How do we keep up with the ever-changing compliance requirements?
In this digital age, don’t underestimate your susceptibility to cyber-attacks. It doesn’t take much upfront investment to get the right education, resources, tools, and technologies to put prevention and mitigation at the forefront of your business strategy. The last thing you want is to be placed in reaction mode to a an expensive cyber security crisis after the fact.
Cyber Security Breaches on Small Business
A recent report from Verizon stated that more than 60% of cyber security breaches in this year’s report are businesses with under 1,000 employees. Hackers may be smart but these sneaky offenders are looking for quick and easy targets.
Many SMBs believe they are not at risk so they tend not to invest in cyber security. Even small companies collect and store a wealth of data, but often don’t realize its true value and therefore don’t put the right measures in place to protect it.
Keep in mind that no one is exempt from a cyber-attack. In fact, the Wall Street Journal reported that over 34,000 cyber security breaches occur every day. Further, 62% of those incidents involve breaches of SMBs. Do more now to educate and defend your business so you are prepared if something does happen.
It might feel like you’re not in a financial position to invest in cyber security yet — especially if you believe your business is too small to attract the attention of would-be-hackers. But have you stopped to think about the cost implications of a breach? There’s loss of business due to reputational damage, legal fees, loss of competitive edge and so much more at stake.
Ensuring Data Security in Cloud Computing
It’s true that customers need robust technology systems and tools to be prepared against cyber-threats, but it’s also critically important to focus on education. If employees are properly trained to detect a scam or raise a suspicion, that can prevent an attack before the malware is even in the system.
And training shouldn’t just stop there. Employees who have data handling compliance training, who understand the processes for implementing security measures and who help enforce the company policy, all contribute dramatically to prevention.
Protect your company from cyber security breaches, with solutions that help protect your data and minimize the disruptions caused by unexpected events or cyber-threats. From advanced data protection to solutions that help you recover quickly, get technology that is designed solely to safeguard your business.