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Cyber Security—What’s the Risk?
Across the small- to medium-size business landscape, security breaches are taking their toll. There has been a 41% increase in business disruption, which has reduced employee productivity by 33%. This, of course, causes massive spikes in your operational costs—not to mention an overall decrease in revenue by at least 9%.
Coupled with the theft or destruction of your data (or your customers’ data), can your business afford to shoulder those setbacks? Cyber security is no longer just for the Fortune 500 companies to worry about—many SMB businesses are closing their doors this year because they fell prey to a cyber attack.
Cyber Security has Evolved.
Cyber threats have evolved. In just a few short years, businesses large and small have been faced with advanced exploits, new phishing and social engineering techniques and dreaded ransomware that holds proprietary data hostage. These new attacks are more sophisticated and more dangerous than ever before, which means that the security solutions of the past aren’t enough anymore.
Luckily, cyber security has evolved, too. Modern cyber security has moved beyond off-the-shelf antivirus software to advanced software suites, featuring an array of capabilities, that are monitored and managed by technicians in a security operations center (SOC).
More importantly, cyber security no longer starts at the last moment—when issues arise. Today’s cyber security strategies include real-time threat monitoring, profiling for external and internal threats, risk assessment and more. And instead of a scramble if an incident should occur, immediate and effective remediation processes are already defined and ready to be executed.
Are you Following Cyber Security Best Practices?
Because phishing techniques and social engineering exploits are responsible for a large amount of security incidents, the next data breach can only be a click or phone call away.
To combat that risk, it’s important to have a culture of security instilled in your workplace, which is why we offer security awareness training as part of your complete cyber security plan. Your staff will have the training they need to keep your systems safe in the digital realm as well as the physical world, which can lead to the reduction of a risk of a cyber attack of 45 to 70 percent.
The threat is real—let’s protect your business.
If you’re ready to get serious about protecting your business from the increasing threat landscape, contact us today. We’ll provide a detailed security assessment, followed by a customized consultation o determine the best course of action to protect you best.
Don’t wait until it’s too late—contact us today at 604-513-9428!