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SMBs Are Never Too Small for Hackers
Small businesses often fall into the trap of thinking that they are too small to be attacked. This misconception could ultimately cost your business too much. The fact of the matter is that all businesses have data that is worth something to hackers, and we’re here to prove it to you and offer a solution to this dilemma.
Profitable Types of Data
It doesn’t matter if your business is a small mom-and-pop store or a huge enterprise; there will always be types of data that hold value to hackers. Answer this question: why are you in business? The answer is always the same. You started your business because you wanted to turn a profit while utilizing your skills, and any organization that collects money from people is bound to collect a ton of other important data, too.
Your organization accrues all kinds of financial details, as well as contact information for leads, clients, and customers. All of this is important to hackers, and they will go out of their way to take advantage of information like this to steal funds, distribute malware, and make your life miserable.
The Unpredictability Factor
Of course, not all hackers are out there with a specific goal barring the collection of information. Some are just out there to stir up a little bit of chaos by hacking systems, distributing malware, and causing havoc for businesses just like yours. This unpredictability means that you can’t take any risks with your organization’s sensitive information and security systems, as any overlooked vulnerabilities could bring down operations or lead to data loss.
The Impact of Security Negligence
If your organization falls prey to a security threat, you can bet that it is going to impact operations, as well as lead to potential fines from regulatory bodies if compliance hasn’t been met. Furthermore, you could lose access to critical data that is necessary for the continued survival of your organization. The importance of protecting your business’ data cannot be overstated, as your success literally depends on it.
Automation Concepts & Technologies, Inc. can equip your business with the best security tools out there, including a remote monitoring and management service that works to keep hardware running efficiently while keeping threats out of your network. To learn more about what we can do for your network security, reach out to us at (508) 622-5100.