By: Erick Solms – President of Simplitfy
So you're a small to medium-sized business owner, right? That means you've got a lot of things to juggle and very little time to do so. Most small to medium-sized businesses oftentimes don't have the resources to employ an information technology team, so security gaps arise that create risks.
In fact, according to Small Business Trends, 43 percent of cybersecurity attacks target small businesses for this reason alone. Tactics range from phishing and firewall attacks to web application flaws that are timely and costly to solve.
Wait, wait, wait. We don't want to overwhelm you. We're not trying to scare you, just laying down the facts. Actually, we're here to help! Because we understand the risks involved in handling personally identifiable information, especially for businesses like yours, we know exactly how to manage them for you. After all, a properly executed managed security goal will protect your data as well as your users.
Now, imagine yourself in some of these scenarios.
Bryan's small business has just launched and collected the personal data for thousands of potential clients. To protect this data, he's going to build a nice, pretty glass door. Looks great, doesn't it? Sure, it protects against bugs, water and outside damage, but any outsider can come along and crack the door with a bat. A glass door might be great for a pretty looking room, but you'll want a steel door when dealing with hackers and your customers' data. It's the same for firewall security!
Jerry, on the other hand, has just let go of one of his key employees. The wireless network that they once thought was secure now must be changed. 1234567890 is a great password until you realize all of your employees are sharing the password with all visitors that come in.
Don't even bet Sam started talking about backups. Seriously, don't. He's just spent the last 72 hours in the office trying to restore the files he thought he backed up until the server crashed. It will be three days until the new part arrives and everything is back up and running.
So, Sam went to a coffee shop to work. Today's just not his day because his laptop was stolen. Does that mean all of his personal and professional photos, financials and data are vulnerable? Ohhhh, great! If only he had gone for a better encryption method when setting up his computer.
That's what Brooke did. This is Brooke. She was smart enough to take certain cybersecurity measures for her online store. That is, until she became subject to an email phishing attack. She just wired $12,500 to her clothing manufacturer. So, why does the address show now as being located in California? Uh-oh!
Do you have a headache yet? It's okay. Take a deep breath and give us a call. Our synchronized security solutions will ensure you don't have to deal with any of the common issues experienced by small and medium sized businesses. We offer a complete suite of services tailored to the needs of your business. Contact Simplitfy today. They wish they had!