So you’re a small business owner, maybe with less than 50 employees. Why should you care about cybersecurity? You’re too small to be a hacker target right? Wrong! 72% of known hacker breaches in 2011 affected businesses with 100 employees or less . The facts are, no matter how small your business is, you in some way rely on the internet. Whether it’s for credit card transactions, email, or storing customer information. Small businesses are increasingly using the internet to facilitate there day to day operations and are therefore just as much at risk for cyber attacks as larger companies. The question is not if you will be the victim of a cyber attack, the question is when and how can you become better prepared.
The time to take action is before rather after the attack has already taken place. Taking the time to implement security policies now can save you thousands in the long run. On average, a cyber-attack costs a small to medium size business $188,242 . More than just money lost, cyber-attacks are a real blow to a company’s reputation and can decrease your trustworthiness as a business. Especially if the cyber attack results in stolen classified and sensitive information like medical records, bank account details, and credit card numbers. For some small businesses, the amount of money spent to clean up cyber attacks is enough to put them out of business .
So what can you do? Start taking preventive measures today to reduce your risk of a cyber attack. Start by taking simple steps like implementing a firewall for your entire network, use secure login systems such as Duo or Clef, don’t use easy passwords, and train your employees to recognize malicious emails. While are these are great first steps, a great way to truly secure your network and obtain an understanding of your security risk is to implement software to continuously monitor your security posture.
This is where we come in. With our unique product Signet Scope, your business can get ahead of cyber attacks before they happen. With many plans available to suit the needs and size of your business, Signet Scope is the perfect way to prevent your small business from falling victim to a malicious cyber attack. Signet Scope allows an organization to obtain a detailed view of its cybersecurity risk posture by providing information that reflects the network’s attack surface and how well it is being managed. This is done completely from the outside without the on-site deployment of additional equipment or device reconfiguration. Meaning that we handle all the hard stuff for you. There is no need to be ‘technologically savvy’ to get the most out of Signet Scope. It is easily digestible and breaks down your security posture in easy to understand numbers and clearly explained data.