Most small business owners believe cyberattacks are the concern of large corporations, however nothing could be further from the truth. According to Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, 71% of cyber attacks occur at businesses with less than 100 employees.
Unfortunately, many “SMBs suffer from ‘It can’t happen to us’ syndrome,” notes Robert Siciliano, security expert for McAfee. “They also typically don’t have the resources to secure their networks to the degree a large enterprise would. But the information on their networks – and access to their bank accounts – still makes them a big target.” Even though it turns out SMB’s have a larger target on their backs than they realize, two thirds of SMBs surveyed by Symantec say they’re not concerned about cybersecurity threats; and more than 80 percent have no formal cybersecurity plan.
“Smaller companies are easier to hack,” said Clay Calvert, director of security at MetroStar Systems, a Virginia-based firm. “They don’t have the resources to set up protective barriers.” Big companies, which have the financial resources to upgrade their security, have become less vulnerable. But this needs to change! The average cybersecurity attack costs a business $188,000! You can no longer wait for hackers to target you. The rise of organized cybersecurity hackers is definitely a scary trend but it doesn’t have to be the end of the world. There are some things that a SMB owner can do to help:
At CNS we have the knowledge base and the commitment to service to ensure that your IT security is up to date. We offer best in class cybersecurity protection. Unlike other managed service providers who rely on point of service solutions; we employ Unified Threat Management, an all in one security solution. UTM is a fully integrated, multifaceted approach to protect against network threats. Your IT infrastructure is too important to settle for a less than optimal cybersecurity plan. Contact us today to get started on your cybersecurity audit. Don’t take a chance and go it alone, get CNS on your side.
 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report 2012. 2012 Accessed April 20, 2016. URL: http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/threatlevel/2012/03/Verizon-Data-Breach-Report-2012.pdf
In an ideal world, technology would be a consistent source of competitive advantage and benefit for small and midsized businesses. The reality is that many fail to realize that confidence.
Without the right resources and support, even a highly skilled technology team can become overwhelmed by the growing list of technology management duties. When important tasks get neglected, it creates ripple effects throughout an organization that damage productivity and efficiency.
The co-managed IT services model solves these problems by providing your existing IT team with all the support and resources they need to successfully plan, manage, and defend your network technology.
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