3 Ways a Data Breach Can Hurt Your Small Business

Small businesses are the most frequent targets of cyberattacks — and the least prepared, Verizon’s 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report recently revealed.

Cyberattacks can be devastating for small businesses. When large corporations or public sector institutions experience a breach, there might be millions of victims, and recovery is usually expensive and slow.

How Business Owners Can Protect Their Employees From Being an April Fool Every Day

Unless you live under a rock, almost everyone knows to be extra cautious on April Fools’ Day. Still, though, many of us fall as prey to a prank every year. With over 4.3 billion users in March of 2019 alone, the internet is an unlimited library for creative prank planning, making it more challenging to see a mischievous trick coming at you until you're already an April Fool.

Do You Know What To Do if Your Business Caught a Ransomware Virus Today?

Let's talk about your business data (financial, business, operations, employee, and customer data + intellectual property, etc.). What would happen to your business if one of your employees caught a ransomware virus and not only they but your entire company became locked out of all of your data today, halting all business operations?

How much downtime, frustration, and financial burden would that cost your company? On average, small businesses lose around $8,500 per hour when down due to a ransomware attack (Source: Datto). However, there are several ways to avoid a cybersecurity attack to your business.

Utilizing a Remote Workforce? How Are You Protecting Your Computers and Networks Outside of Your Office?

Let's talk about Computer and Network Privacy. Do you know if your computers and networks are strongly defended? Do you have a Firewall, AntiVirus, and AntiSpam? Do you know what tools your business uses for these? Do you know if they routinely updated, maintained, and tested for quality?

If the answer is no or you're not sure because an internal IT person or outsourced IT Guy or IT Support company manages it for you, let us help you answer these questions.

Are You Leaving Gateways Into Your Business Open To Hackers?

With more than 4 billion internet users currently worldwide, the internet is an incredible way for people to stream information and for businesses to make immense profits through online services and sales. It's also the leading cause of security breaches that put 61 percent of small businesses out of business within six months of a cyber attack.

The Best Thing Businesses Can Do To Prevent The Leading Cause of Malware Infections

Do you know how to spot a phishing email and are you training your employees on this as well? Why, we ask? Because email phishing is still the #1 cause of malware infections for small businesses.

According to the Wombat 2018 State of the Phish report, 92.4 percent of malware is delivered via email, 76 percent of organizations say they experienced phishing attacks and 49 percent of successful phishing attacks resulting in malware infections.

5 Ways To Better Passwords and Safer Accounts

If your information or credentials have been hacked and you use the same password for multiple personal and business accounts, you and your small business are at high risk for a security breach. Don't worry, here's our EASY 5 Step Plan to Better, Safer Passwords which also means a safer business with less risk for cybersecurity threats.

Featured in Thinking Bigger: A Breach Is Just the Beginning. Make It the End by Monitoring the Dark Web

This article was originally featured on Thinking Bigger Business Media 
Hacking used to have one major barrier to entry: talent. Unfortunately, the dark web has enabled individuals with nothing more than a bad attitude and a small amount of spare cash to buy sophisticated hacking tools.

What Do You Do After a Cyber Disaster Strikes?

Cybersecurity is a crucial investment for any business, one that can make a difference between being easy prey for hackers and staying safer for longer. However, high-profile data breaches at tech giants such as Facebook, Google, and Yahoo show that any company’s security can be compromised, no matter how much they invest in cyber protection.

A Year of Massive Security Breaches – Who Was Hit in 2018 and How It Affects You

This year, some of the most popular companies faced massive security breaches, affecting millions of users and exposing private and financial information. This data was either acquired for malicious use by the hacker themselves or sold off to the highest bidding cyber-criminal organizations.