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If you believe that small businesses like yours couldn’t possibly be at risk for attacks by cyber criminals and identity thieves, then guess again! One if five small businesses falls victim to a cyber security threat. The first misconception that most small business owners have is that their data couldn’t possibly be worth targeting. After all, they aren’t big like Target, right?
Cyber criminals and identity thieves are organized and often well-funded. While they may not be targeting you specifically, they use automated software to scan thousands of computers across the Internet looking for security vulnerabilities. Once these holes in your network are discovered, they use software to automate the process of installing malware and extracting your personal information.
We’ve received calls from small businesses who have been infected by crypto-locker style viruses and held ransom in order to get their data unencrypted. Or, imagine this scenario that we’ve encountered. A small business person’s server was being used as an illegal repository for file sharing and porn! Or, the business whose PayPal account was hacked and found charges on his account that he didn’t make.
Cyber crime and identity theft are big business and small businesses are targets. The worst part of all this is that each case we’ve encountered could have been avoided for significantly less expense than the cost of restoring the data. While nothing is 100% guaranteed to work, we’ve adopted a Layers of Security approach to protecting small businesses like yours.
We’ve identified 6 significant layers of security that all small businesses must have in place. If you’re business is missing just one of these layers, they you could be susceptible to the kinds of cyber threats discussed here.
Our no-obligation Cyber Security Network Audit will take a deep-dive into your network and expose any security threats that criminals can use to gain access to you and your customers’ private data, or infect your systems and hold your data for ransom.
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Get answers to key questions such as: Are your IT systems truly secured from hackers, cyber criminals, viruses, worms, and even sabotage from rogue employees? Are your backups configured properly? Are you unknowingly exposing your company to extensive fines and litigation under Wisconsin data breach laws? Could you utilize cheaper and more efficient cloud computing technologies? And, are your systems optimized for maximum speed and performance?