cybersecurityIt is true that every company is a tech company. Today’s businesses can’t function without their digital hearts, veins and arteries. However, this system comes at a cost: hackers and other cyberthreats are constantly coming after you. Expertise and solid solutions in cybersecurity are not a luxury for large corporations, but a necessity to all businesses.

Cybersecurity : The Numbers

Ponemon Institute‘s 2018 State of Cybersecurity in Small and Medium Size Businesses (SMBs), survey found that cyber attacks against SMBs have increased from 61 to 67 percent in 2017, to 2018. Only 28 percent of these SMBs rated their ability to protect themselves from attacks, vulnerabilities and threats as extremely effective. The study found that 58 percent of SMBs had experienced data breaches in the past year.

Ponemon’s research found that most SMBs believed attacks on their businesses had serious financial consequences. Ponemon’s research found that 33% of SMBs reported spending an average $1.43 Million on IT resource breaches, zero day attacks or damage, which is a 33% increase over 2017. The average cost of disruption to operations was $1.56million, which is a 25% increase over 2017. This study is five years old. Can you imagine the cyber attacks that have occurred in the past two years?

What types of cyberattacks against SMBs were most common in 2018? The study found that the most common types of cyberattacks on SMBs were: phishing/social Engineering, web-based attacks and general malware.

Managed services: Why?

MSPs are the best way to protect your business and prevent attacks. These include proactive IT support, which includes around-the-clock monitoring, data encryption, backup, real time threat prevention and elimination and network and firewall protection. Security awareness training is also included.

Managed IT services can be used to optimize your digital backbone and business processes. Your network will perform faster, you’ll have a disaster recovery and business continuity strategy that is more resilient, and there will be minimal downtime. Managed services offer the added benefit of having a dedicated team ready to help you with any IT problems. This is far more cost-effective and affordable than hiring in-house IT personnel to handle all your IT problems.

Protecting what you have worked so hard for is possible only by being proactive in cybersecurity. We can help you learn more about managed services for your business. Call SpartanTec, Inc. now for more information.

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