In the IT world, cyber-crimes and data breaches are becoming more and more common. And unfortunately, it doesn’t matter what size of business or type of information, everyone is fair game. We’re finding that whether it’s credit card data, client records, vendor contracts, or other private information… even your small business data is worth big money.
Here are a couple tidbits about today’s cyber-security world:
Many small businesses think that they’re not a target!
In fact, 82% of small-medium sized businesses (SMBs) say they’re not targets for attacks as they don’t have anything worth stealing. (Towergate Insurance). However, 55% of SMB respondents have experienced a cyber-attack in the past year, and another 50% have experienced a data breach involving customer and employee information. (2016 State of SMB Cybersecurity)
You may underestimate the value of your information.
It doesn’t always seem like it, but every business has data worth stealing. Did you know that the average cost per lost or stolen record is $158? It may not seem like a lot, but this number grows quickly once these records are stolen by the hundreds. (Cost of Data Breach Study)
Remember… from audits to zero-day threats and everything in between, we’re here to help you navigate today’s security landscape!