Today, no business can function in the marketplace without technology. It’s essential for operating efficiently and running a successful business, however, it also presents threats to valuable and often confidential data. Hackers and other bad actors are constantly trying to circumvent your security so you must remain vigilant and keep your security robust.
Weak security is one of the biggest threats businesses face. There are a couple of reasons driving the uptick in security breaches. More and more business is being conducted online. From online shopping to online banking, businesses had to make an abrupt shift from most employees working in an office to working from home. In the rush to continue with business as usual, many had to take some shortcuts with security.
On average, cybercrime costs small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) more than $2.2 million a year.
How Companies Are Attacked
Worldwide the most common means of attack are phishing scams, stolen credit information, or compromised digital devices. SMBs are increasingly under threat. Nearly 70% of SMBs reported a breach or cyberattack in 2019.
It’s easy to understand why SMBs are such a popular target. Though large organizations get targeted, SMBs often have less security in place and are less likely to recognize or react to an attack quickly. Because smaller businesses are at an increased risk, owners must take a proactive approach to cybersecurity. Managed IT is an excellent place to start.
Why Managed IT Works
A Managed IT solution is an extremely effective way to prevent attacks. It provides a full range of support, and prioritizes end-to-end security. Measures include data encryption, real-time threat prevention, and 24/7 monitoring among other services.
A Managed IT Services provider can not only protect your business through improved security, but they can also optimize your business operations. Thanks to a thorough assessment process, a Managed IT provider will isolate and address vulnerabilities in your IT structure. This can help you to react quickly in the event of network compromises, or technical issues, often before they become critical.
As a business owner, taking a proactive approach to cybersecurity can save you time, money, and reduce stress, both in the short and long term. To keep pace with the rapidly evolving landscape, Allied Business Solutions provides a comprehensive suite of Managed IT Services that includes cloud security and data security protection across networks, servers, applications, users and secondary devices.
If you’d like more information, or to schedule a no-obligation technology assessment, give us a call at 800-344-3833 or check out our website at www.allied.tech. Let us help you identify gaps in your security and show you all of the benefits a Managed IT solution can offer.