Cybercrime is on the rise, threatening your productivity and the privacy of your data. Yet the vast majority of small businesses are not doing all they can to fend off attackers and other security threats.
Many small businesses mistakenly think that they are too small or have too little data to be of interest to identity thieves. In fact, cyber criminals frequently target small businesses because their networks are the most vulnerable. The stronger network security, the more likely intruders are to look elsewhere.
Here are some of the key ways that a strong security system can help protect your business:
Adhering to regulatory standards
Many small businesses are subject to state or industry regulations regarding the protection of personal information. JSW4NET can help ensure that your network is compliant today, and can keep it up-to-date when regulations change.
We can assess your current written security policy, or help you develop a written policy that meets your industry’s compliance standards. This structured approach to network security helps you maintain compliance, educate employees on proper use of your network, protect you against liability and demonstrate your trustworthiness to customers.
Securing your system against internal threats
Internal security breaches constitute a on-going threat to small businesses. Employees or contractors using your network may surf infected sites, or engage in unauthorized—and possibly illegal—activities. Make sure that your network is used only for its intended purpose—as a business tool.
Protecting against data theft
Identity thieves know that many small businesses have inadequate security and may not even realize that their data has been stolen. Network security can defend against the theft of your business data, and perhaps more importantly, your client’s data.
Defending against viruses, malware and spam
These intrusions can crash your system, resulting in downtime, lost productivity and the added cost of re-installing your system.
To find out more about JSW4NET’s small business security services, contact us today.