As we break the myths of about Cybersecurity, we challenge the default thoughts business owners have about the importance of not only a solid security plan, but also systems to protect you in the event of a breach.
FACT #3 – Small medium businesses (SMBs) are not immune to a cyberattack despite thinking they are too small for hackers to target. But cybersecurity is just as important for SMBs as for large corporations. SMBs store sensitive data about customers and employees, propriety product information and may even be part of a global chain of companies. No matter the size of a business, it is a potential target for hackers. SMBs can be a back door into lager organisations.
Ignore cybersecurity at your peril
Ignore protecting business IT infrastructure at your peril. A recently released survey by Vanson Bourne found 64 percent of respondents reported they had experienced a cyberattack. Respondents were from 850 global corporate organisations with under 1000 employees. This demonstrates SMBs are in hackers’ sights and the fallout is huge.
So, if small businesses know this, what are they doing to protect their own business systems? While many SMBs lack the in-depth knowledge and tools to shore up security of their systems, there are options they can tap into. But, worse, many do not understand “what good security is”. It is this that sees SMBs with less than the optimal security to protect them from a hacker’s attack. And, because a business has not yet had an attack it can lead to complacency.
Again, ignore advanced cybersecurity protection at the peril of your business for it will cost you when a hacker sees you as a target.
Managed service providers can support SMBs
SMBs need to rethink protecting their IT systems. With cyberattacks on the up and a lack of IT specialists in SMBs, a managed IT service provider (MSP) is the solution. This gives them access to cybersecurity specialists.
But there is still hesitation to contact an MSP for help. And, this could be because SMBs do not know what to expect from an MSP. So, MSPs need to be better at getting the message out about their service offerings and be transparent about who takes responsibility if there is ever a cyberattack.
Cybersecurity specialists at Rightsize
Rightsize are cybersecurity specialists. We ensure all our clients fully understand and kept up-to-date about changing threats to their security. Our team will audit your IT systems to assess the risks and put a sound security strategy in place to ensure ongoing protection.
At Rightsize we offer a full portfolio of solutions tailored to meet individual needs. While cybersecurity statistics are discouraging, there are solutions. You don’t have to stick your head in the sand and hope hackers do not target you. Be proactive. Any preventive measure you take today can save you a lot money and heartache if your IT system is ever breached. Start by talking to us today about your security concerns. Contact us for a free consultation.
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Small businesses struggle to budget their IT operation and often spend inefficiently with a less than great return on their investment. Rightsize Technology understand: we deliver a minimum 30% reduction on IT overheads as a dedicated outside IT department for our clients. Our unlimited 24×7 support, both on and offsite increases their business productivity and capacity, enabling their business to grow efficiently and effectively – we’re the Rightsize for growing small businesses. Talk to our team today for more information.