Digital Security for the Small to Medium-Sized Business Owner
Too many small business owners underestimate the need to invest in enterprise-grade digital security solutions.
They mistakenly believe their small operations will be overlooked by hackers in favor of larger more profitable companies. In reality, vulnerable systems make SMBs the more attractive targets. If compromised, data and digital assets can quickly become a liability. That is why vigilance is so important. It's reassuring to have the experience of an IT company in your corner. EscapeWire helps businesses navigate which digital security solutions are truly effective. We know how to layer the right digital security approach to discourage hacking and provide you with the most reliable protection for your digital property.
Digital Security Solutions to protect your digital property
- Managed Anti-Virus and Malware Protection – Protect your network against known viruses and catch new, hard-to-detect malware threats
- Managed Anti-Spam Protection – Did you know that email is the primary entry point of cyber attacks on a company? Effective anti-spam is key to protecting your business.
- Cloud Based Internet Perimeter Security with OpenDNS – Perimeter security is a company’s first line of defense against intrusion, malicious activities, malware and spam. It’s important to find the right level of digital security to thwart attacks while allowing users to accomplish their day-to-day activities.
WHAT IS THE FINANCIAL IMPACT OF A RANSOMWARE ATTACK?
The reason for ransomware's popularity boils down to one thing: economics. Without the proper defenses, cybercriminals can extort hundreds – sometimes thousands – of dollars from SMBs by encrypting valuable data and demanding a ransom be paid to restore the data.
Below, see the rise in the average ransom amount by year (in US dollars):
Source: Symantec, “Internal Security Threat Report” 2017