Cybersecurity is a major concern in today’s world for companies of all sizes. But many small businesses aren’t devoting sufficient attention or resources to ensuring their data is safe, then suffer the consequences.

Hackers and cyber criminals never sleep and are constantly coming up with new ways to attack small business networks to steal sensitive data or plant ransomware in order to extort money.

And these hackers aren’t just going after large companies.

 

61% of data breaches last year hit smaller sized businesses.

 

According to the Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, small businesses are a key victim of cyber attacks.

Why? Because approximately 90% of small businesses don’t use data protection for all their company’s and customers’ data. Another troubling statistic from the same report is that 60% of small businesses close their doors within six months of a cyber attack. Cybersecurity should be one of the top priorities of any company.

So, what can you do to ensure you’re protected without a huge expense of time and money? Managed Security Services can help.

ManagedIT offers robust, yet affordable, Managed IT Security for small businesses to keep them protected without adding a burden. Here are some of the key things we can do for you:

  • Give your business a starting platform to address security concerns
  • Tighten your existing policies and deployments
  • Keep out malware, ransomware, and viruses
  • Give you a resource that provides powerful protection and is budget friendly
  • Help you stay in compliance with privacy regulations

Let’s take a look at some of the biggest threats facing small business IT infrastructure today and delve more into the solutions provided by Managed IT Security.

 

What Cyberthreats Should My Small Business Watch Out For?

Most small businesses are focused on sales, marketing, and helping their business growth. That’s why IT security can often take a backseat to other operations. But if you don’t keep current with proper network security, a number of business-stopping problems can arise.

Some of the biggest cyber threats facing small businesses include:

Ransomware

Breaching a computer network and encrypting the data so the user can’t use it has become one of the most popular ways for cybercriminals to attack. They request a ransom to “give the data back” to the company whose system was breached. One of the more famous ransomware attacks was WannaCry, which breached the UK’s National Health Service.

Data Privacy Compliance

Companies that have a data breach that exposes their customer’s data can face hefty fines for being out of compliance with data privacy regulations such as the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Leaks in the “Internet of Things” (IoT)

Many small businesses take advantage of smart internet-connected devices such as security cameras, smart locks, and mobile card readers. But all those IoT devices can mean security leaks if they aren’t properly secured with a managed IT security plan.

5 Ways Managed IT Security Can Protect You

When you have an IT partner on your side, like ManagedIT, you can rest easy knowing your network and devices are secure with a proper, well-thought out security plan. This means that you can spend more time growing your business and less time worrying about IT security.

Here are 5 ways we can help.

Starting Platform to Address Security Concerns

Our Managed Security Team can set up reporting features and safeguards that alert you to any breach attempt or other security threats. We put a base platform in place that is easily scalable as you add more technology.

Tighten Your Existing Policies and Deployments

If you already have IT security in place, we will do a thorough assessment to check for any potential weak spots and work with your existing infrastructure to get you up to the security level you need.

Keep Out Malware, Ransomware, and Viruses

Our managed security addresses multiple threats and puts applications in place to prevent intrusion by malware, ransomware, and viruses. We can also provide staff training on how to avoid falling prey to phishing emails carrying malicious links or attachments.

Provide Powerful Protection that’s Budget Friendly

The cost of a security solution shouldn’t keep any small business from staying safe online. We deploy powerful solutions that also are affordable and designed with small businesses in mind. At ManagedIT, we work to save you money by matching you with solutions that are cost-effective and efficient.

Stay in Compliance with Privacy Regulations

No one wants to have a data breach, but it’s something that can happen in minutes. And once customer data is stolen, it can mean thousands of dollars in fines, plus loss of trust and reputation. The IT security solutions we provide include compliance monitoring and tools.

Stay Safe! Call about our Managed IT Security Today

Do you need help putting a business IT security plan in place? We can make the process easy and cost-efficient, so you can sleep easier at night.

Give ManagedIT a call to schedule a free security consultation at +65 6748 8776 or make a request online.

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ManagedIT.SG is an IT Support, IT Solutioning and Managed IT Service Provider specializing in serving Small Businesses in Singapore. Call us at +65 6748 8776 and let us manage your Small Business IT today!