The threat from cyber-crime continues to grow, and every business which is online is at risk - no matter how large or small. Statistics from 2018 are compiled, and they aren't pretty.
- An internet-connected computer is attacked every 39 seconds.
- 20% of businesses will suffer at least a full day's downtime due to ransomware
- 61% of SMBs have faced some form of cyber-attack
It used to be that a good firewall was enough to keep you safe, but that's just not the case
These are some of the other options you should be looking into, to avoid being a cybercrime victim in 2019 and beyond.
Four More Ways To Protect Your Business From Cyber-Attack
1 - Stronger endpoint security
Endpoint security goes beyond simple antivirus software. Leading brands like Cisco and Sophos offer robust endpoint security systems which oversee all devices connecting to your
In particular, we recommend Sophos' Intercept X, the world's leading anti-ransomware solution. No other solution comes close to Intercept X for reducing the threat from ransomware and that's one of the biggest threats to SMBs today.
2 - Cisco Umbrella
Another product we strongly recommend is Cisco Umbrella, a cloud-connected gateway that leverages the knowledge of Cisco's own malware investigation team - one of the best bodies of its type on the planet. Umbrella can recognize a huge array of malicious endpoints, preventing connections to those sites from happening at all, as well as maintaining up-to-the-minute databases of malware definitions. Umbrella is anti-malware service taken to the next
3 - Social Engineering Awareness Testing and Training
An unfortunate fact of modern cyber-security is that even the most advanced, state-of-the-art, spared-no-expense security setup can be rendered completely useless by a single instance of human error. Employees continue to be the #1 source of security breaches within their companies, and most of the time, it's non-malicious. It's just an "oops."
You can help mitigate that by bringing in specialists in social engineering to test your
4 - Live Penetration Testing
The ultimate test of whether your security is sufficient is simply to see whether someone can break in - but do you really want to wait until a bad guy tries to attack? That's why more and more SMBs are investing in live penetration testing.
In a penetration test, legitimate security experts attempt to breach your security, using the same methods and tools a cybercriminal would. The difference, of course,
Hummingbird Wants To Protect Businesses Of All Sizes
We recognize that strong security absolutely cannot be the sole province of large businesses, and we put a major emphasis on putting great security into the hands of SMBs. To learn more, or schedule a consultation, just contact us.