How to overcome the challenges associated with SMB cyber security
Cyber security is at the top of the agenda for business operations no matter what your business’ size, location or industry. Businesses around the world are spending more money on cyber security than ever before, and that spend is increasing every year. A report from Ernst & Young revealed that more than half (53%) of respondents said their cyber security budget had increased over the last year.
As a small business you may feel like you won’t be the target of a cyber terrorism attack – but think again!
In the past, as a small business, you might think cyber criminals would ignore you in favour of bigger targets, but today online criminal activity is automated on a massive scale.
This means that your small business may not be individually selected and targeted, but criminals are using automation to identify and target hundreds, or even thousands of smaller organisations at once, which are not adequately protected against cyber attacks.
The ever-evolving threat of cyber security attacks means that you must consider and invest in policies, procedures and products. But where do you start?
As a small business, have you identified cyber security as an important aspect to focus on? Are you aware that you could be at risk of a cyber attack? Do you have any cyber security protocols within your business? Are you backing up your data regularly? What are you doing to prevent malware damage?
It is easy to get overwhelmed by the thought of cyber security as a small business.
There are so many products available and, unfortunately, there may not be one magic tool that will meet all your cyber security needs and ensure your business is adequately protected.
Many cyber security products are just not built with small businesses in mind, most of the products are either highly specialised solutions for large organisations or cyber security software for individuals, making it much harder to find a solution. It is likely that you could struggle to find the right products to address the cyber security challenges your small business faces without any help.
Implementing cyber security protocols, products and best practice within your small business can be an admin-heavy and daunting task, and there are many aspects of cyber security that you may not have considered, such as the processes that need to be followed when employees are working remotely or using public WiFi.
Our eBook will help you address the very real and overwhelming challenges associated with deploying and managing the complex, multi-tiered security models that are required to safeguard your small business against cyber attacks.