For hackers, American small business culture represents a target-rich environment. Small businesses don’t often possess robust institutions designed to deter attackers. They might not use commercial grade antivirus, and they most likely don’t use tools such as strong passwords or two-factor authentication. They almost certainly don’t employ firewalls, IDS/IPS, or SIEM tools, and all but the largest and most well-resourced SMBs don’t employ a full-time employee to monitor these tools. Many of the decision-makers at these companies don’t see the need for robust security measures.
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No one wakes up and seeks out mediocre IT service.
Every IT service provider has a story to tell you. Maybe they focus on their technical pedigree. Or, maybe they promise to provide better service than any competitor could.
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It is not a matter of if you will be attacked, but when you will suffer a cyber attack, and if you will be able to prevent it and/or recover from it.
For small- and medium-sized businesses, IT can seem like a foreign language.