Are you a potential target? (Hint: Yes) 

Hackers target organizations of all sizes, including small businesses. When it comes to cyberattacks, hackers do not care how big your company is; they care how weak your security is. 

The average cost to recover from a ransomware attack is $84,0001

It is estimated that by 2021, there will be a cyberattack every 11 seconds

Small businesses need complete, layered security solutions because no one technology can prevent or eliminate cyberattacks by itself. To defend against ransomware and other cyberattacks, small businesses need to look at four key points of entry and spread. 

Start with people

You need to make sure that the people who access your systems are who they say they are.

Verify identity 

Protect your sensitive data by verifying the identity of users, devices, and applications with secure two-factor authentication. 

Look at connections 

People access your network in multiple ways. If you have a mobile or remote workforce, they may be connecting from an office, a home laptop, or a mobile device. 

Prevent access 

Detect and block malware and viruses across employee devices with endpoint protection. 

Pay attention to email 

If you have people, you have email. Every day, people inadvertently click malicious links or open harmful email attachments that download malware. 

Keep email safe 

Block malware delivered through spam and phishing emails. (Do not forget about cloud-based email too!) 

Do not let malware spread 

If malware gets in, it spreads across your network and can encrypt your files or take down critical systems. The Internet and networks do not work without the Domain Name System (DNS) to route data, and neither does most ransomware. 

Defend your network 

Block requests to sites that host malware with cloud-delivered security. 

Enterprise-grade security that is designed for small business Cisco® security solutions work together and are backed by artificial intelligence and machine learning that can identify emerging threats. Now your small businesses can benefit from the same security technology that powers the world’s largest, most complex enterprises. Let’s get started. Contact us today to learn more! 

www.ipconsultinginc.com | 616-228-4306 | tony.choi@ipconsultinginc.com 

  1. https://www.forbes.com/sites/leemathews/2020/01/26/average-cost-torecover-from-ransomware-skyrockets-to-over-84000/#6c93c66813a2 
  2. https://cybersecurityventures.com/cybercrime-damages-6-trillion-by-2021/