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Cybercrime is an ever-present threat to modern businesses, regardless of the industry. Without current and varied security measures, malware and successful hacks can compromise your customers’ and employees’ sensitive data and harm your systems, resulting in costly downtime and liability.
If you think that your business won’t attract hackers, think again. Cyber criminals target smaller companies specifically because of their apparent lack of IT security measures.
Small to medium-sized businesses like yours need to think past the size of their organization and realize that everyone is at risk for cyber-attacks. Without the right knowledge, tools and technology to prevent hackers from stealing your information, your business is left prone to a major data breach.
A recently popular type of malware is the “ransomware” variety, which encrypts a victim’s files (making them unreadable) and only offers the key to recover them after a ransom has been paid. The unfortunate reality is that when it comes to your business’ vulnerability to ransomware and other types of malware, it’s not a matter of IF, it’s a matter of WHEN. There are simply too many varieties of ransomware to guarantee total safety for your business.
IT security can be a complicated and scary subject when it comes to advanced cybercrime tactics such as ransomware. Most business owners cannot confidently claim that their business’s network is secure. Can you?
Not sure where to begin? Follow these Fundamentals for Protection from Ransomware:
Yes, that’s a lot to handle in addition to the day in and day out management of your business, but the good news is that you don’t have to handle IT security on your own.
As vital as each one of those tasks is for your security, there is still the problem of making sure they are all done on a regular basis. That’s where a trusted partner in IT support can be so helpful. By having an expert team of IT security professionals assess your network and manage its many aspects, you can ensure that your technology is secure, without having to see to it yourself.
The Tier One Technology Partners team of IT security professionals understands that many businesses like yours are often unknowingly operating on outdated security models. Our team will assess your entire environment to identify any opportunities for improvement so that you can be sure you’re in a better position to be protected from ransomware and other types of malware.
Don’t let an old security culture leave your business vulnerable! Get in touch with Tier One Technology Partners at (443) 589- or firstname.lastname@example.org to start fighting back against ransomware immediately.
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