If all major statistics are correct, you probably don’t have a cyber security plan in place for your small business. In fact, hackers worldwide are now keener to target small businesses because such entities offer little or no resistance against advanced cyber attacks. Most small businesses are defenseless in the face of a malware, Trojan or virus attack today simply because they haven’t taken even the basic precautionary measures.
It’s likely that you have purchased business insurance, health insurance and car insurance while completely ignoring numerous threats that your small business IT network and digital assets face from cyber criminals. If cyber thieves have their way, they can steal everything that you have worked hard for in your field, ruin your reputation and even put you out of business.
Chances are that you or someone you know has in recent past experienced email based cyber attacks. If you are connected to the Internet, you are in the sight and neighborhood of some of the most dangerous cyber criminals.
Some Worrying Stats for Small Businesses
- 60% of small businesses go out of business after a data breach within 6 months
- 6 out of 10 Malware victims are small businesses | Verizon Report
- Cyber crime average Cost for SMBs was $2.2m in 2017 | Ponemon Report
- 9 out of 10 times, Malware infection spreads by email | Verizon Report
Many small business owners are blissfully ignorant of the fact that a single antivirus program cannot protect their data, workstations or network from hackers. Experienced cyber security experts agree that a multi-layer security mechanism, along with human monitoring is the best way to minimize your risk of being compromised. Cyber criminals are getting more sophisticated and you too need an expert on your side.
Don’t ignore the stats and the facts. It’s better to be safe than sorry! A little time, energy and money invested in ensuring maximum cyber security today will go a long way in keeping your business safe from cyber attacks.
You can protect yourself for as little as $1 a day per device with layered internet security and human monitoring.
Call DP Tech Group today at 630-372-0100 and talk to a small business cyber security expert or fill out our contact form to get more information on how we can help you protect your business.