Protecting your company from costly data breaches and cyber security attacks is critical. Running a small business doesn’t make you invisible to cyber criminals; they’ll notice you. Often, they’ll target you for your sensitive data (e.g. customer credit card numbers, SSNs, employee files), and sometimes for other motives, such as to cause mischief by bringing down your website.
A recent article from CIO cautions companies against taking a merely “good enough” approach to cyber security. Businesses might think that if they install an anti-malware program on their devices or use a firewall to protect their network, they’re sufficiently protected. However, while it’s important to use firewalls and anti-malware software, these are inadequate measures by themselves. Cyber security requires a proactive, vigilant approach that accounts for your business’s most critical risks.
Making Difficult Cyber Security Choices
The frustrations you may face when making cyber security decisions include the following:
- Attempting to work within a constrained budget.
- The knowledge that there isn’t any approach that can reduce the risk of attack to zero.
- Struggling with prioritizing and choosing the risks to focus on most.
Even if you agree that cyber security deserves more than a somewhat passive, “good enough” approach, you may not know how to make the best decisions within your budget and how to sustain your cyber security strategies in the long-run.
This is why it’s important to rely on professional IT support. When you contact us, we’ll work with you to develop cyber security strategies that best suit your company, and we’ll help you maintain them. For example, we can monitor your network activity around the clock, educate your employees about safer computing habits, and act quickly in response to emerging threats. Our approach to cyber security is active and constant, giving you powerful defenses even within a relatively limited budget.