Creating a Culture of Security

If you think your small business will not be the target of a cyber attack, think agian. No business is iummune from hackers, many of whom launch automated attacks that do not distinguish between big businesses and small businesses- they are just looking for any buisness which is vulnerable. 

43% of cyberattacks target small businesses, and about 60 % of those companies are out of business within 6 months of the attack. For small businesses, the cost of a cyberattack is unsustainable, almost $900,000 on average (Small Business Trends).

The causes of these attacks are serveral, from third-party mistakes to operating system errors to malicious insiders. The number one cause of small business cyberttacks, however, is negligent employees, account for almost 50% of the total.

The most effective security training programs go beyond making employees aware of external threats- they also seek to transform organizational culture, to helping workers understand why security is imporant, and that a successful cyberattack could shutdown your business. You can effect that transformation by following the six steps below:

6 Steps to Securing Your Network

  1. User Training
  2. Patching
  3. Firewall Appliance
  4. Malware Software
  5. Passwords
  6. Content Filtering

Fill out the form to the right or call us today 336.804.8449 to learn more about creating a culture of security in your organization.