SMBs must prepare for a wide range of cyberattacks by leveraging proactive tools and strategies.

In today’s “smart,” connected world, cybercriminals and their tools are having a field day. Anything connected to the internet is within reach as bad actors execute phishing campaigns and malware strains that are increasingly sophisticated and diverse. This means that businesses of any size are in the crosshairs unless they have the appropriate security protocols in place.

If you operate an SMB (small to mid-sized business), you’re no stranger to security threats. However, the way you deal with these threats most likely differs considerably from larger enterprise organizations. According to the ControlScan “2019 Managed Detection and Response Research Report,” more than half (53%) of SMBs handle all their security-related activities in-house, yet 41% say their biggest challenge is “speed of incident response.” This comes as no surprise, given that internal resources and expertise are common limitations for many SMBs.

Security posture visibility is another challenge specific to SMBs. While enterprise organizations undergo regular risk assessments, that level of scrutiny is much less common in smaller operational settings. This leads to security blind spots that can hinder successful threat prevention and detection.

How can SMBs keep up?

Regardless of your operational structure and any inherent limitations, your business must be able to accomplish the following:

  • Fully understand the security risks of doing business
  • Make informed decisions on the risks you will address, as well as those you will accept as the price of doing business
  • Utilize technologies and services that are appropriate for the specific risks you want to address
  • Accomplish all of the above in a way that is cost-effective for—and presents value to—your business

Where do you start?

When it comes to security threat prevention, detection, and response, it can be difficult to determine just where you should start. To help you, we created a handy white paper.

“What Every SMB Must Know About Security Threat Prevention, Detection, and Response” covers the important information every SMB should know—including typical costs and how to source vendors and technologies that match your organization’s specific needs.

Our goal is to help you be proactive in your approach to security threats so your business is less likely to be victimized by cybercriminals. In the meantime, we’ll continue providing the tools, resources, and expertise to help you get there.

Contact us to learn how to protect your business from cyberattacks.