Today, 96 percent of SMB’s believe their organizations are vulnerable to Cybersecurity
threats. While most small- and medium-sized business owners do what they can to
protect their networks from cyber-attacks, growing companies are especially
vulnerable to malware infections, mobile attacks and phishing attacks.
small and medium-sized businesses are turning to MSPs for enhanced IT security,
due to the increasing frequency of data breaches and the variety in which they
are caused. Below are the top causes of data breaches over the past two years.
Limited IT Teams
SMB’s don’t have robust, in-house teams
or many experienced IT specialists as employees. This leaves a sizeable gap in
overall network security.
in-house IT teams keep networks running smoothly, they also perform system-wide
software updates, monitor systems and address breaches as they happen. All of
this helps close security gaps and decrease the likelihood of a cyber-attack.
of SMB’s don’t have the budget to hire
IT teams or install protective software. This leaves cash-strapped startups and
other companies incredibly vulnerable to digital threats. It’s also a Catch-22,
to Security Magazine, the average data breach costs
approximately $36,000 and can lead to losses of $50,000 or more. Not
surprisingly, 60 percent of small businesses who suffer a cyber-attack
go out of business within six months.
Difficulty Detecting Threats
70 percent of cyber-attacks target small businesses. This is due, in large
part, to the fact that 25 percent of SMB’s say their companies are “poor” or “fair” at
detecting and mitigating cyber threats. When SMB’s don’t know how to identify and block threats,
they become increasingly vulnerable to sophisticated cyber-attacks.
lots of SMB’s are turning to managed
service providers, or MSPs, to boost their IT security. MSPs are outsourced
providers who handle a company’s various IT needs. Due to the ever-growing
frequency of cyber-attacks and their surprising variety, MSPs are some of the
most cost-effective, comprehensive and accessible IT security solutions for SMB’s
addition to allowing SMB managers to take a hands-off approach to their network
security, enlisting the assistance of MSPs and services like Server Managed IT Support decreases the risk that SMB’s
will suffer costly and dangerous data
breaches and allows them to continue conducting business as usual.
you’re looking for a way to improve your backup and disaster recovery software
or offer more comprehensive backup and disaster recovery solutions, please go
to our MSPs page to learn more about how to protect your
business. Our managed IT, backup disaster recovery and cloud
services are designed to help your
business improve its endpoint protection, enhance its management
capabilities and adapt to the challenges of an ever-more-complex online world.