Think your business is too small to get hacked? Think again. Automation is making it easier than ever for hackers to steal information from your business, sometimes even holding it for ransom. Lack of cybersecurity means your Utah business is more susceptible to ransomware, phishing, and malware attacks.
According to Expert Insights, businesses with 300 or fewer employees lose an average of $2.5 million per attack plus damage to reputation and clean-up costs, as well as enhancing security. At 911 IT, we offer Cybersecurity as one of our services so that your business is protected.
Biggest Cybersecurity Threats
Among the biggest cybersecurity threats to a Utah business are the following:
- Phishing Scams happen when a hacker disguises themselves as a trusted contact and emails a link. When clicked, the hacker gains access to sensitive information, account details, and other credentials.
- Ransomware Attacks. These attackers steal company data, encrypt it, and don’t allow the business owner to have their own information back without paying the attacker. It’s a wild scheme in which you’re left to either pay the ransom or lose the data.
- Malware Attacks. Malware software is used by cybercriminals to extract data like financial or healthcare records, personal emails and passwords. They then hold the information and use it or threaten to release it to the public if money isn’t paid.
In addition to these threats is that compromised client or patient data could mean you’re out of compliance with government or industry regulations like SEC, HIPAA, SOC, and more. That can cost your business in fines, in addition to the cost to restore and protect the data.
To prevent your business from being attacked, make sure passwords include letters, numbers, and symbols and are changed on a regular basis. There are secure password sites that make it even more secure. The best a business can do is to hire a company like 911 IT for Cybersecurity Services.
As part of Cybersecurity, we will assess the current security, create a plan, and implement changes with your approval. We want your information as secure as it can be. That means bringing on the professionals. After all, the hackers are upping their game, so should you!