If you’re running a business, you know how important it is to keep your information safe and private. Whether it be physical data or electronic, responsible business owners don’t cut corners when it comes to safeguarding the information produced and stored by their company. As cyber threats grow more sophisticated and hackers are developing more ways to access electronic data all the time, the task of keeping your information safe seems like an uphill battle.
As recent studies have shown that the average cost of a data breach is upwards of $3.62 million*. It’s clear that you cannot afford to not have a team of security experts monitoring your network. Here are a few more reasons why managed IT security is more important than ever.
Phishing has been around for years. It’s one of the most harmful attempts to access your business’ critical information because it tricks your users into giving their data over willingly. Phishing happens when you receive an email from an enterprise or individual that you’re familiar with – but will eventually result in you having your private and/or business information stolen.
The targeting of higher-ups in business is on the rise, and cyber criminals are accessing incredibly sensitive data through phishing at an unprecedented rate. Taking the initiative to educate your employees about phishing and installing scanning and blocking systems will prevent a lot of grief in the long run.
The Internet of Things (IoT)
The full emergence of the Internet of Things over the last few years has proved to supply some incredible benefits to daily life – but it also poses some potential threats to security, too. When so many of your electronics are connected to each other and giving off a constant stream of data, a whole new set of cyber threats emerge. Because the IoT is a widely accepted concept it’s relatively new in the scheme of things. The attention hasn’t been paid to it to ensure that the encryption of sensitive data is completed and access is fully restricted. Fortunately, it seems that hackers have not yet turned their eyes to the Internet of Things as a priority, but that only means that preventative measures need to be made to ensure that your data continues to remain untouched.
Ransomware encrypts your data and renders it unusable until you pay a ransom, making it more and more appealing to cyber criminals because most of the time businesses can’t afford to fight back. The best way to avoid an attack with ransomware is to have real-time security protection, and hiring an IT security specialist to perform regular backup routines. The best option for you is to act before your cyber security is at risk, and protect your most important data before it becomes an issue.
It’s Time For A Security Expert
Managing your network security is almost impossible without the proper tools and people. That is why XPERTECHS offers a full managed security offering. With XPERTECHS’ security services, your system is monitored 24/7 for potential threats and alerts whenever there is a risk that is identified. XPERTECHS then takes the proper steps to mitigate the threat that is trying to attack your network. To find out more about this new service, give us a call at 410-884-0225.