Do Small Businesses Need Cybersecurity?

When running a small business, it’s easy to fall into the common trap of believing that you aren’t at risk of a cyberattack.

Afterall, what information would an anonymous hacker manage to get hold of if they gained access to your systems? From you’re perspective…

  1. You don’t store customer credit card details.
  2. You’re not privy to account log-in information.
  3. You don’t deal with highly sensitive topics.

You’re hardly a prime target for someone wanting to steal data and sell it on the internet… right? Wrong.

According to the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre, just about anyone can become a victim of a cyberattack. You likely have a lot more to lose than you’re currently aware of.

How to Protect Your Company Data

The average small business lays claim to around 50 terabytes of data, which is often spread across all the different software services they use. To put that into perspective, if you were to store this much information on Google Cloud, it would cost you $1,597.44 per month.

1. Education

To start protecting your company, you first need to accept the element of risk that operating online poses. Once you’re aware that you could be hacked, you’ll be able to pay more attention to the different vulnerabilities across your digital ecosystem – consciously avoiding dodgy links and websites. You should also teach your employees about the potential dangers, so that everyone is working toward a common goal.

2. Proaction

Next, you can start to fix these potential threats so that your business becomes a whole lot safer. You can install antivirus on your computer(s), encrypt your data, and even select a storage solution (like Microsoft 365) that’ll keep your files, and your business, out of danger. When taking these actions, you might discover that you’ve already been storing corrupted software. This will need to be addressed straight away.

3. Partnership

Once you’ve taken these basic steps yourself, you can even go one step further and onboard the help of an expert IT provider like Keytech.

We work tirelessly behind the scenes to disband threats to your digital health and keep our clients safe. At our operations office in Yeadon, we’ve got Remote Monitoring and Management set up so that you’ll receive 24/7 protection from malicious cyberattacks. Contact us today for more information.

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