According to Cybint, 95% of cybersecurity breaches are caused by human error. Proofpoint’s data from 2019 tells us that 88% of organizations worldwide have experienced spear phishing attempts. Risk Based indicated 36 billion records were breached in the first half of 2020.
Do we have your attention yet?
Cyber attacks are the single biggest threat to your small business. As if it’s not hard enough to promote your services to acquire new customers, and provide excellent service to retain your clients, now you must worry about threats you likely know nothing about. According to a Clark School study at the University of Maryland, a hacker attacks a computer with Internet access every 39 seconds on average, affecting one in three Americans each year.
What data can they access, and how does that impact my business?
Would precious client data that would tarnish your reputation and create a mass exodus of clients? Is it sensitive data that could be used to exploit your business or be held hostage in exchange for a ransom? These threats are very realistic for all businesses and need to be avoided at all costs.
Why You Need A Vulnerability Assessment.
This assessment is designed to yield a prioritized list of vulnerabilities. You likely already know you’re not where you need to be to protect against cyber-attacks, and need help determining how to resolve any potential weaknesses. A penetration test both external and internally are simulated to determine exactly how a cyber-attack would breach your network to access sensitive data. The result of the assessment is a report that includes a prioritized list of vulnerabilities and steps to remediate.
To summarize, cyber-attacks are currently the biggest threat to your business. Depending on the attack, your business could be crippled beyond repair. The next step for you is to find a Managed Service Provider (MSP), with is an IT company who specializes in cybersecurity. Some MSP’s charge for a vulnerability test while others offer them at no charge. The key is to find a partner who can help you test and resolve all vulnerabilities to protect your business and your sensitive data.