How Can SMBs Improve Their Security Posture in 2020?

Here Are A Few Ways SMBs Can Improve Their Security Posture in 2020

The world is more connected and digitally dependent than ever before. As a society, we’re becoming more technologically advanced and this is impacting our personal and professional lives. In the modern workplace, technology is no longer something that’s “nice to have” but necessary. We depend on our systems – from email to phones to servers and everything in between – to keep us up and running at all times. As we rely on technology more and more, we’re seeing greater threats targeting businesses for the purpose of stealing sensitive information or halting operations.

Zix-AppRiver conducted a survey wherein they found some very interesting statistics about small to midsize businesses and their outlook on cybercrime this year. Here are some of their findings:

  • 93% of SMBs believe they may be used as entry points as foreign adversaries attempt to breach national security.
  • 62% of SMBs plan to increase their cybersecurity budgets, including technology and training, this year.
  • 43% of SMBs believe they’re in control of their own cyber preparedness while the rest don’t.

In 2019, cybercriminals targeted all sorts of organizations – from the government all the way down to municipalities and schools. Many SMBs are starting to worry about their ability to defend against and prepare for an attack that may be the first step toward access to government agencies. After all, cyberattacks will increasingly be used as a way for countries to target one another.

In 2020, Cyberattacks Are No Longer Merely a Possibility, But an Expected Occurrence… So How Are You Planning to Defend Your Business?

This year, it appears that businesses are no longer fearing the possibility of a cyberattack, but rather, expecting it to happen. Naturally, this means it’s vital to defend your business before it happens to you. Where to Start specializes in cybersecurity for small to midsize businesses. We provide:

  • A thorough risk assessment to determine any weak points and/or vulnerabilities within your infrastructure that may be exploited.
  • A proactive approach to maintenance to ensure all of your hardware and software is kept up-to-date with the latest patches to avoid unauthorized access.
  • A multi-layered cybersecurity solution with anti-virus software, firewalls, encryption, web content filtering, and more.
  • A comprehensive employee training program that covers best practices, how to identify to threats, and the proper way to respond to attacks.

Start Improving Your Security Posture to Defend Against Threats. Call (844) RASM 448.

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