Everyday you hear about another company getting hacked, breached, or cyber attacked. By now you may be desensitized to it, especially since it always seems to be large companies getting hit- which you aren’t. You may think that makes you less likely to be hit, but please know that’s not the case. SMB’s get attacked equally if not more than larger companies. The reason being is that they tend to have less resources available to create and maintain a holistic cybersecurity plan. If your firewall isn’t properly configured, if your employees passwords aren’t up to industry standards, if the free trial of your antivirus expired last year, you might as well have a “we’re open” sign on your network as well as the one that you have on the front door of your business.
There is only one way to protect your business from being hacked, and that is to have a proactive cybersecurity plan in place. Don’t just graze the headlines for every new breach, don’t say it wont happen to you, don’t watch your business crumble because you didn’t take security seriously. The cost of a proactive plan is pennies compared to what you will spend on breach cleanup. Here’s a quick list of all the damage you’ll face, just in case you don’t know:
- The ransom cost is anywhere between $100,000 to millions of dollars
- The social repercussions- bad reputation, damaged relationships, public scrutiny
- Loss of partnerships
- Loss of financial trust
- The loss of your business
- Multiple lawsuits from clients
In this age, half-assed won’t cut it anymore. Trying to cut costs by not implementing a full cybersecurity suite will only cost millions in cleanup. We have a handy free report our CEO Guy Baroan just put out on exactly how hackers get into your system and rob you of everything you’ve worked so hard for. We also show you what you can do to prevent the devastation of a hack or breach from happening in the first place. It costs nothing but a few minutes of your time to see if you’re on track to become the next victim making headlines.