As cybercrime continues to surge, small business owners must understand that there is no such thing as a perfect, foolproof, impenetrable secure environment. There are several measures organizations can take to prevent a ransomware attack, however, the first thing we recommend is to make cybersecurity a priority. Technology moves at warp speed, making it a challenge for most SMBs to keep up with the times so they depend on experts like us to help them select the technology that enables their business to scale and keep their network secure.
Because 95% of cybersecurity breaches are due to users’ errors, Security Awareness Training is something we highly recommend. Employees are the last line of defense and business leaders must invest the time and money into training their employees on the latest threats so that they can protect the business.
We also recommend utilizing Managed Threat Response (MTR), which typically includes an outsourced vendor to monitor the network 24/7. We partner with Sophos, the industry leader in MTR thanks to their combination of threat intelligence, and innovative AI and machine learning technology.
We also strongly recommend having a backup and disaster recovery solution (BCDR) in place. In a worst case scenario (e.g. bad actors gaining access to your network), having backups and a disaster recovery solution can literally save your business. We recommend Datto, an industry leader in BCDR. The Datto Siris 4 is an affordable, all-in-one solution that allows businesses to protect physical, virtual and cloud infrastructure running on Windows, Mac or Linux.
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