Cybercrime is evolving at a rapid pace. According to Cybersecurity Almanac 2019 from Cybersecurity Ventures, Cybercrime toolkits can be purchased for only $1 on the dark web. Without fear? It is easier for attackers than ever to find ways to steal data. Whether they steal it to demand a ransom fee or sell it on the dark web, confidential data is in great demand.
The truth is that the news only reports a small fraction of the cybersecurity incidents that occur. The problem is greater than most people realize. For every violation reported by the media, there are many other companies that have also been victims of cybercriminals. Whether the tool is spam, adware, malware, social engineering or something else, cybercriminals are more skilled than ever.
In short, if you don’t have someone watching your IT systems for attempts to intrusion and data theft, your data, and your workflow are not safe. And if you think you are safe because it is a small or medium business, keep in mind that 43% of cyber attacks are directed at small businesses. You are not as sure as you think.
You must invest in protecting your company against cybercrime because statistics do not lie. This is a great digital epidemic that will only get worse. A small cost could now save you thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, later.
Many companies are testing the DIY approach when it comes to cybersecurity. The problem is that hackers use a multitude of techniques to enter a company’s network. Unless you are a cybersecurity expert and have addressed countless forms of attack, you probably do not have the knowledge or experience necessary to create a comprehensive security program.
It is not enough to read about security best practices and buy a couple of software programs on the Internet. You need a multilayered approach implemented in which an IT professional evaluates your infrastructure, determines existing vulnerabilities and uses enterprise-level solutions that work together to protect it.
In addition to taking care of the protection of your network, an IT company can provide a large number of services that help you operate in a way that leverages technology as a business facilitator rather than a necessary evil. This may include: