If your small business was a victim to a cyber-attack today, do you feel like your company would be protected? Cybersecurity is important not only for large businesses, but small businesses as well. Smaller companies have a high risk of being attacked seeing as most small businesses may be misinformed or don’t put prevention from cyber-attacks on the top of their to-do list. The majority of small businesses feel like this is something that could never happen to them, but believe it or not, according to Small Business Trends, 43% of cyber-attacks target small businesses. We want to help prevent these attacks on your small business. Here are a few ways to protect your business from a possible cyber threat.
Seek Professional Guidance
Even if you feel you have everything under control, it doesn’t hurt to have an IT consultant come in to evaluate your cyber security. Think of this as an investment in your business. So, having a professional come in and evaluate your business would be beneficial for your company in the long run.
Research Cyber-Attack Liability Insurance
Making sure your business is covered is very important. When it comes to a cyber-attack, the damage could be extensive, long-term, and result in expensive legal fees. Without insurance, all of the fees and damages would fall back on your company and possibly on you personally. Small Business Trends also mentions that 60% of small businesses that are attacked via cyber avenues go out of business within 6 months of the initial attack. We would hate for you to lose everything you built over something that can be prevented.
Secure Your Hardware
Cyber-attacks are not only subject to an attacker targeting your online database and electronic personnel files but your physical property as well. You are taking a huge risk if your servers, laptops and other electronics are not secure as well. Making sure all of your physical hardware is secure and locked down is just as important.
In conclusion, if you are a small business owner these are some things you might want to think about and secure the proper coverage for your business, if you have not done so already. Making sure your company is protected from any future threats that could damage your company is very important. You owe it to not only your business, but your employees, yourself and most of all your clients!