This is the Biggest Security Threat to Small and Midsize Businesses

One of the last things you want to experience as a business owner is theft. Theft is a huge problem that happens all the time, every day. Of course, you’re not just going to leave your front door open overnight for thieves to come in and grab whatever they please. Chances are, you already have an effective security system, CCTV cameras, locks and procedures that’ll deter potential burglars from coming in and taking your assets. Worst case scenario, you have insurance to cover any losses that may occur.

However, breaking and entering isn’t the only form of theft nowadays. You’ve heard of identity theft and the like, what’s to keep hackers away from stealing your business’s digital assets? The scales are tipping. More digital than physical thefts have occurred in the past 12 months, and it’s because many small businesses lack cyber-protection. 58% of these attacks have targeted small businesses, and that number is continuing to increase. To make matters worse, data recovery and restoration costs are climbing up into the millions, and this is just to restore basic daily business operations. The craziest number of all is the large percentage of small to midsize businesses in the United States that lack an up-to-date cyber security system or don’t have one in place at all!

Don’t think you can get away with not having cyber security protecting your digital assets. Just because you hear only of large-scale breaches on the news doesn’t mean you should forget your business is at risk too. Having a false sense of security can cost you a million dollars to recover and restore your data and even cause your business to go under. Together, we can prevent this from happening to you.

Turn Your Digital Front Door into a Bank Vault

Not having cyber security in place is the same thing as leaving a digital door into your business wide open, with the words, “Rob Me!” spanning across the top. Let the threat of cyber attacks inspire you to turn your digital front door into a bank vault. It’s easy too!

Start with your employees. According to CompTIA, 51% of all data breaches starts with a hapless team member clicking on the wrong thing. The most effective way to address this problem is to sit down with your team. Using an educational program, you can school your employees concerning the risks and signs of digital crime. It’s important they know basic defensive strategies online, such as being able to identify phishing emails and constructing strong company passwords.

After you set your employees on the right path towards a more cyber-secured workplace, it’s time to talk to your IT department about securing your business on the digital front. Your computers, phones and other interconnected devices demand a multilayered security network. This system has to be much more than a simple, free antivirus software. Invest in a platform to make sure all your applications are up-to-date. Integrate your company email with as many security measures as possible so it alerts you of any suspicious activity that may be happening. Lastly, have someone with a watchful eye in charge of managing your IT and cyber security programs. It’s easy to miss security holes if you’re not a professional, which is why getting in touch with the experts is the next step you need to take.

Biztek Solutions is here to help you and your business out. Know that cyber security is just as important as setting up a physical security system in your workplace. Don’t be one of millions of businesses that are victims of constant cyber-attacks. Get protection now! We’ll close your digital door and identify/secure any point of entries hackers may try to invade your network through. Cyber protection will give you peace of mind and will let you focus on what you do best…making money. Contact us today online or by phone at 951-638-0502 for more information.