Nobody likes investing in security; unfortunately it’s necessary. The threat of business disruption is very real. 60% of small businesses close within six months of a data breach. But even a minor system compromise will damage your reputation with suppliers and customers.
Small to medium-sized businesses are a common target for hackers, precisely because their security systems are less than enterprise grade. Don’t make the mistake of thinking you’re too small a target; we’ve had to rescue many businesses from ransomware and denial of service attacks. 43% of all attacks affect small business.
We’ll ensure you’re not leaking any data that attracts Internet predators. We can audit your permissions and access controls to tighten up your business practices and identify suspicious behaviour. It’s not just about the network and it’s not just about the Internet. It’s about your business processes and your business culture. For example, if you’re sharing passwords we’ll recommend changes to work habits and introduce you to the latest security software.
Your employees need remote access, but this can create significant vulnerabilities. Let’s get that under control too.
Having the spam filtering right on your email is often overlooked as a security issue. Email is a major attack vector so you need it locked down – but you also want to make sure your clients’ emails are not disappearing into the spam folder. That can damage business relationships.
A word about access control. It’s common in small and medium-sized businesses that swathes of sensitive files and folders are accessible by everyone in the company. That’s not good practice. A disaffected employee could destroy your business by sharing sensitive documents. You should limit access precisely. We can help plan and automate those permissions if you wish.