The ongoing cyber security threats to small businesses are real and evolving which is why a cybersecurity review is the first line of defense. The hackers are constantly adding new twists to their repertoire of tactics. According to a public statement made by the U.S. Security and Exchange Commision, The Need for Greater Focus on the Cybersecurity Challenges Facing Small and Midsize Businesses, small and midsize businesses have become the principal targets of cybercrime. The majority of all targeted cyberattacks in the last few years have been small and midsize businesses (SMBs). SMBs are more vulnerable to attack then a larger and better funded organization and the ongoing relationships with those larger companies allow possible access to those databases. A chilling claim in the article by the SEC is that over half of the small businesses that suffer a cyberattack go out of business within six months. Can your small business weather that storm?
A cybersecurity review provides an independent assessment of current security measures and their effectiveness. A business owner can not be expected to be an expert at everything. The goal is to find and plug the holes before the dam breaks. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
A cybersecurity audit introduces a small business owner to the latest techniques. When an owner is busy running a business, it is easy to miss the latest threats.
A new review shines a light on current practices. Are your current security practices effective or have you been lucky? It is what you don’t know that will cost you.
It would be remiss to not mention peace of mind. The threats are real and knowing that the business is protected and, more importantly, the clients you represent are protected is invaluable.
The above barely scratches the surface of reasons why an independent cybersecurity review is necessary especially if the business is responsible for personal customer information. Cybercrime constitutes a very real, and very serious threat to every business, small or large.
If you have any questions about cybersecurity or how often a cybersecurity review should be conducted contact the experts in IT management and cybersecurity at Centrality Tech at www.centralitytech.com or call 502-267-2552.