Hacking has become so lucrative that business security is now a major concern for even the smallest of companies. That includes your company, which faces as great a risk of being hacked as any other — perhaps even more so if your IT has never been a big priority.
The crippling cost of cybercrime
A recent report from the World Economic Forum pegged the annual cost of digital crime around the world at a staggering $445 billion a year. Moreover, it found that 97 percent of businesses have experienced some kind of attack, yet just 22 percent said they were prepared for one. Does your company have a business security plan in place for such an event?
If you are among those most at risk, it’s not your fault. After all, few non-IT people fully understand the risks of a cyber attack, the methods that hackers use, and the negative impact a breach can have on your business. But you are in a position to do something about it – and sooner than later.
Protecting your business
You may already have some basic defenses in place. Most of us have been sold on antivirus, and some may even have firewall protection to block suspect traffic. But these measures aren’t nearly enough to counter today’s advanced cyber threats.
Business security has become such a complex affair that no company can afford to go it alone without industry expertise. Hackers use all kinds of sophisticated tricks to get past your IT defenses, from spoofing emails and “phishing” attacks that direct employees to fake websites and capture their login details, to WiFi eavesdropping and insider attacks, and many more.
The only realistic solution is to proactively monitor and prepare your company’s network and systems to stay one step ahead of the attackers. Especially because it’s become increasingly clear in recent years that cyber attacks can’t be prevented, and in all likelihood your company will also fall victim to hackers at some point.
What matters is how you respond to that unfortunate and unwelcome intrusion. Identify the attackers quickly and you’ll be able to minimize the damage they cause, but if you fail to spot them they could cause your business to come crashing down around your ears.
Enlist a trusted business security consultant
You probably don’t have much time or experience to devote to fending off cyber attacks, and that’s where an IT consultant can become your best ally. Business security is a must-have, but it causes major headaches for companies that lack the resources or expertise to do it properly. It’s likely that mistakes will be made, you’ll be sold on a software solution that’s unsuitable for your needs, and the resulting gaps in your security will ultimately compromise productivity, data integrity or your reputation. With an IT consultant these mistakes can be avoided, because you’ll be advised of all the latest threats and prepared to quickly resolve and even prevent them.
That’s where RedNight comes in. It’s our job to make your business security as easy, painless and complete as can be, so you no longer need to lose time worrying about warding off attacks. When attackers do strike, we’ll be able to nip it in the bud before any significant damage can be done. We’re experts in IT security, and we stay up-to-date on all of the latest threats, which means you can count on us to keep your systems and data safe from the unexpected.
Call us today to learn more!