Reasons to Invest in Cybersecurity for Small Business

Why you should invest in cybersecurity if you own a small business

Did you know that 58 percent of malware attack victims are categorized as small businesses, but only 14 percent of small businesses rate their cybersecurity highly effective?

What poor cybersecurity can cost small business

Your company’s cybersecurity is not something you want to gamble with because in this case the house rarely wins. For example, a study done by IBM and the Ponemon Institute found that cyber attacks cost small and medium-sized businesses an average of $2,235,000 in 2017 alone.

Components of an IT system including cybersecurity
Components of an IT system including cybersecurity

Hiring an IT professional to maintain your IT system and protect your company’s data is vital to your growth. Unfortunately, the cybersecurity landscape changes frequently and there simply aren’t enough skilled professionals to fill in-house roles at every business. The global cybersecurity skills shortage reached almost 3 million in 2018 according to a study done by the International Information Security Certification Consortium.

Instead, consider investing in outsourced IT solutions from skilled technicians. This way you can hire a whole team of certified professionals to keep your business secure rather than putting the weight of your company’s data security on the shoulders of a few people.

Additionally, cybersecurity is more than just a firewall, an anti-virus software, or an intrusion detection system. Those are all tools to be used in the pursuit of creating a cybersecurity system for your business. Thus, your IT company needs to have a strategic security plan that includes protection, detection and mitigation for when even the best security systems fail.

Benefits of a complete IT solution for small business

That is why 360 Smart Networks offers a complete suite of products, services and protocols called TekSurance for small to medium-sized businesses. It includes security, backup, disaster recovery, support, maintenance and projects. We know that your IT system needs proactive management and strategic planning so your company can stay secure and continue to grow for many years to come.

You can help your company reduce risk and increase productivity and profitability by selecting TekSurance as your IT services solution. We specialize in working with small to medium-sized businesses in metro Atlanta in construction, architecture, engineering, design, real estate, law and medical fields.

Check out our infographic “Why You Need To Invest In Cybersecurity” below.

Infographic with cybersecurity statistics for small business

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