Why is Cybersecurity Important for Small Businesses?

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A question we hear often is, "Is cybersecurity important for small businesses?" And the answer is, yes! Our Director of Engineering Ramon explains why. Contact us today for a free consultation.

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Hi there, Ramon here with SOCBOX Cybersecurity. I was recently asked if cybersecurity is important for small businesses. Let me ask you some quick questions: Does your business use email? Does your business process credit cards or store electronic personal information? What about online banking and electronic deposits? If your business got hit by ransomware today and you lost all electronic records, would that be a problem?

If you answer yes to any of these questions, then you’ve got to ask yourself: What cybersecurity protections do we have in place today? Now, I know some people will say we’re a small business, we’re small fish in a big pond—and that’s half true. But why? Even the large corporations have robust security teams, and we still hear about data breaches on the news all the time. Well, guess what? These are only the ones you hear about because their names are so big, so well-known, names like Target, Equifax, Adobe, eBay. The true big payouts for criminals aren’t always the big fish. It’s the easy pickings; the very abundant small fish that add up.

The SBA says there’s 30 million small-to-medium businesses in the US. Chances are, you’re one of them. Small businesses suffer from cyber attacks every day. Of all of the successful attacks that are reported, small businesses make up 58% of the victims and the majority of those attacks are financially motivated.

How will you keep the business you own or work for from being in that growing statistic? I’ve got three suggestions: turn on MFA today, learn how to identify phishing emails, and give us a call right away or email us for a free consultation. Check out the contact info below.

https://socbox.com/contact-us-today/

 

 


Video transcript

Hi there, Ramon here with SOCBOX Cybersecurity. I was recently asked if cybersecurity is important for small businesses. Let me ask you some quick questions: Does your business use email? Does your business process credit cards or store electronic personal information? What about online banking and electronic deposits? If your business got hit by ransomware today and you lost all electronic records, would that be a problem?

If you answer yes to any of these questions, then you’ve got to ask yourself: What cybersecurity protections do we have in place today? Now, I know some people will say we’re a small business, we’re small fish in a big pond—and that’s half true. But why? Even the large corporations have robust security teams, and we still hear about data breaches on the news all the time. Well, guess what? These are only the ones you hear about because their names are so big, so well-known, names like Target, Equifax, Adobe, eBay. The true big payouts for criminals aren’t always the big fish. It’s the easy pickings; the very abundant small fish that add up.

The SBA says there’s 30 million small-to-medium businesses in the US. Chances are, you’re one of them. Small businesses suffer from cyber attacks every day. Of all of the successful attacks that are reported, small businesses make up 58% of the victims and the majority of those attacks are financially motivated.

How will you keep the business you own or work for from being in that growing statistic? I’ve got three suggestions: turn on MFA today, learn how to identify phishing emails, and give us a call right away or email us for a free consultation. Check out the contact info below.

https://socbox.com/contact-us-today/