Do you own or manage a small business or organization? If so, it is important to acknowledge the increasing risk of becoming a cyberattack victim. Data from a recent CNET article shows that since 2011 the percentage of cyberattacks that occurred in small businesses has risen from 20% to almost 50%!
Another troubling statistic is that although 60% of small businesses don’t survive a cyberattack, only 53% of surveyed small businesses make cybersecurity a priority. Don’t let your organization become a statistic. Make cybersecurity a priority!
A few suggested precautions to take to protect your organization include:
- Update and backup EVERYTHING regularly. This includes apps that you don’t use or haven’t used in a long time, for these can be the most vulnerable to an attack.
- Be sure all passwords are strong and never reused. Also, never click on links from strange or suspicious emails and implement better security systems for email
- Your employees should follow the above-mentioned precautions and your organization should have a cyberattack response plan in the case of a breach.
- Don’t be afraid to ask for help with your cybersecurity needs. It’s better to be safe than sorry!
If you have any questions or concerns regarding keeping your business secure and safe, feel free to give us a call at 703-790-0400 and ask about our managed IT services and 24 x 7 help desk, or visit us on our website at www.optfinity.com.