Across the small-to medium-size business landscape, security breaches are taking their toll. There has been a 41% increase in business disruption, which has reduced employee productivity by 33%. This, of course, causes massive spikes in your operational costs – not to mention an overall decrease in revenue by at least 9%.
Coupled with the theft or destruction of your data (or your customers’ data), can your business afford to shoulder those setbacks? Cybersecurity is no longer just for the Fortune 500 companies to worry about – many SMB businesses are closing their doors this year because they fell prey to a cyber attack.
Cyber threats have evolved. In just a few short years, businesses large and small have been faced with advanced exploits, new phishing and social engineering techniques and dreaded ransomware that holds proprietary data hostage. These new attacks are more sophisticated and more dangerous than ever before, which means that the security solutions of the past aren’t enough anymore.
Luckily, cybersecurity has evolved, too. Modern cybersecurity has moved beyond off-the-shelf antivirus software to advanced software suites, featuring an array of capabilities, that are monitored and managed by technicians in a security operations center (SOC).
More importantly, cybersecurity no longer starts at the last moment – when issues arise. Today’s cybersecurity strategies include real-time threat monitoring, profiling for external and internal threats, risk assessment and more. And instead of a scramble if an incident should occur, immediate and effective remediation processes are already defined and ready to be executed.