— 80,000 —
That’s how many confirmed cyber security incidents there were reported in the 2015 version of Verizon’s annual cyber security report.
80,000! More than 60% of those attacks targeted US companies, and 2,100 times, data was stolen.
Here’s the kicker: Many of the victims were small businesses, just like yours.
Small businesses (yours, ours, and others) are especially easy hacker targets because:
- You can’t afford to have a security specialist on staff;
- Most of your computer work is done by someone with multiple responsibilities;
- You may have out-dated equipment;
- You don’t have time to keep up with all the changes in cyber security.
In short, your business can’t protect itself.
The solution to this cyber security problem is pretty simple, on the face of it: Get help!
Yes, that solution is a little self-serving – we can definitelyhelp you with cyber security. We’re not the only game in town, though. Talk about security with your current IT services provider. Spend an hour with Google. Follow the how-to’s and tips in our blog here.
You don’t have to reinvent the wheel here. There are plenty of steps you can take to make your business more secure from cyber threats.