Fight Back Against Breaches

What can you do to fight off cyberattacks on your small business?  Can you avoid the common security pitfalls that swallow up small business owners and IT managers?  Are you following small business cybersecurity best practices?

The national headlines and news reports usually focus on data breaches affecting large corporations like Experian and Capital One.  However, small businesses present a “softer target” for hackers.  One reason is that smaller organizations tend to spend less money on network security.  According to studies, most SMB owners don’t even believe they are a target for attacks.  In reality, over 60% of data breaches directly affect small businesses.

Many small businesses try to handle online security in-house, rather than working with a managed security service provider like CNS.  With punitive privacy laws like CCPA going into place, protecting your customer and employee data is more critical than ever.  Perhaps that’s why experts estimate that cybersecurity will become a $170 billion industry by 2022.

Small Business Cybersecurity Primer

We know that you want to protect the personal data of both your customers and your employees.  But do you know how to combat the most common types of cyberattacks? If you need help fighting hackers and preventing disastrous data loss, Capital Network Solutions can help. Contact the IT experts at CNS to find out how our cost-effective security solutions can help your Northern California business.  CNS can run a dark web scan to find any compromised business credentials getting sold by hackers.  We can also keep your software up-to-date and educate your employees with our security awareness training program.

In the meantime, check out this Business News Daily article from award-winning journalist Andrew Martins.  In the post, Martins runs through some best practices to protect the IT network of your small business.

Essential small business cybersecurity best practices include:

  • Strong passwords

  • Up-to-date anti-virus software

  • Data backup service

  • Encryption software

  • Multi-factor authentication

Martins also lists some of the most common types of cyberattacks, including distributed denial of service (DDoS) and man-in-the-middle (MitM) attacks.

READ MORE: “Cyberattacks and Your Small Business: A Primer for Cybersecurity”