Don’t get hacked…
It’s ALL about the data…All data, regardless of how trivial it may seem, is valuable to cybercriminals.
From the more obvious financial details to seemingly minor personal information, criminals collect and sell, frequently on the dark web, all forms of stolen data. They can also combine data from multiple hacks, to enable other crimes such as identity theft.
Don’t leave cyber security to chance…
Let’s be honest, everyone knows about the serious and increasing threat of cybercrime, it’s been around for a long time. But, people DO ignore it. The biggest mistake is thinking it won’t happen to your business. According to Hiscox, SMBs in the UK are subject to an attempted hack 65,000 times a day.
What you need to ask yourself is ‘can my business afford not to be sufficiently protected?’. The average cost of a cyber attack on small UK businesses falls at around £8,500. Cyber breaches can cost businesses on many fronts, it’s not just the cost to pick up the pieces once a breach is detected. Around one third of the total cost of a data breach are costs related to downtime.
At FORTIFIED IT we don’t want you to be in the dark about your cyber security. We’ll take the time to explain and make sure you understand our approach and how we’ll work together to mitigate your cyber risk. Fortified IT will be an extension of your staff, a partner, and most of all an asset.
To protect your business from cyberattacks we look at your digital infrastructure as a whole and create a bespoke package to best protect your data and your digital assets. Fortified IT operate 24/7, giving you peace of mind that your business is protected day and night.
A common misconception is thinking that IT support services will also handle cyber security defences. This is often not the case. Device-level security will be present, meaning you’ll have some kind of anti-virus software installed, however, alone, this is not sufficient.
There are so many ways hackers can gain access, regardless of the presence of ‘off the shelf’ antivirus software. Plus, remember, the more devices you have, the more users you have, the more ways you are connected to the internet, the more places you store your data, the more likely you are to suffer a breach.
Look at it this way…if your printer broke down you could still continue to run your business right? But what if a ransomware attack occurred and compromised all your critical data?
Misplaced budget and overreliance on IT support is a common mistake for a lot of SMEs. The best defence against the often crippling financial burden of a cyberattack is to be properly protected 24/7.
We are so confident that our professional cyber security is crucial to your business we are offering free IT Support to new clients in March.*
*The offer is for the month of March 2022 and covers multi-channel support for Windows 10, Office 365, and any browser-based apps for all customers adopting FORTIFIED IT’s recommended security.
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