November 5, 2017 Cybersecurity Knowledge Center

It’s Time to Invest in Cybersecurity

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It’s difficult to read the news today without being bombarded by the constant barrage of hacks that take place in corporate America. While the biggest security breaches make the news, large corporations are not the main target. Hackers are increasingly targeting small and medium businesses, and those businesses aren’t keeping up with the threat. This means that the traditional tools used to protect business networks, while necessary, are no longer sufficient. Therefore, it’s time for businesses to invest in cybersecurity to ensure we protect our intellectual property, people, and profit.

Let me explain. The tools that every business uses to protect against hackers have not changed enough in the past decade to keep up, even though the threat has evolved dramatically. Most businesses today are still doing many of the same things for security:

  • Patch management
  • Software updates
  • Firewall
  • Antivirus, antimalware, antispam

Why aren’t traditional services enough?

If you are good about keeping these tools up-to-date, they can be effective. But, even assuming you’re perfect at traditional security services, you’re still only partially protected.

Traditional security can’t:

  • Stop a user from clicking on a malicious link
  • Prevent the newest iterations of worms from spreading
  • Stop CEO fraud

It’s time to invest in cybersecurity

It’s time to evaluate a modern approach that aligns with the cybersecurity risks small and medium businesses face. Hackers depend on small and medium businesses not taking them seriously because that makes them easy targets. So, making the decision to invest in cybersecurity is the first step in mitigating your risk for an attack.

The good news? You don’t need to figure this out yourself. Managed Security services can give you peace of mind at a time when hackers are becoming more adept at breaching your security safeguards. Contact us today to learn more about our Managed Security Services at 763-593-3000