Cyber crime is a big business. It’s an industry that will cost the world an estimated $8 trillion in 2023. Being proactive about cyber hygiene will help prevent you from adding to cyber criminals’ coffers.
The “2022 Official Cybercrime Report” outlines the risks organizations face this year with the most prevalent threat being ransomware, and the report also warns small businesses that they too are at risk. The writing has been on the wall for many years, so it’s past time to take these matters seriously and consult with an expert on how to best protect your data, your company’s reputation and your bottom line.
Increase in Attacks
Cyber criminals pounced on companies that left themselves open to attack as a result of a fast implementation of solutions to make them more productive as a hybrid workplace during the pandemic. This situation led to an increase in cyber attacks worldwide. But they aren’t slowing down.
Too many small- to medium-sized business leaders fail to see themselves as a target. Rather, they believe it’s only the major players that require a more robust cyber security strategy. But failing to make an investment in cyber security, even for small businesses with few employees, can lead to serious detrimental outcomes, including sinking a business completely.
Making Smart Moves
Creating a more robust cyber hygiene strategy involves everything from your approach to managing data to managing employees. When data is in transit, more visibility and protection are required. Employees need to be aware of password policy. Mission-critical information needs to be backed up and organizations need to consider adopting strict protections, including zero-trust policies and protections.
Bulking up security doesn’t necessarily mean implementing productivity roadblocks. For example, companies that have implemented zero trust network access (ZTNA) or software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) solutions can improve latency for their workers, including remote workers who might have otherwise encountered slowdowns.
Outsourcing to a Professional
Having confidence in all of your IT decisions can be hard to come by, particularly when seeking out and identifying a cyber security solution that will work for your specific needs. There are so many options out there that it can be easy to make a decision only to find out later that it doesn’t align with your performance requirements.
The best way to get the technology and managed solutions you need is to consult with a professional. At ITBroker.com, we provide the guidance businesses of all sizes need to make better decisions on what they implement to protect their data. Contact us and let’s discuss how we can prevent you from becoming a victim of a cyber security attack.