Strengthen the weakest link
Spending a large amount of money on a vault to keep your money safe will have little effect if someone provides a thief the key to get in. The same idea is true of cyber security.
If an employee downloads a malware program onto your system simply by clicking on an innocent-looking, but bad link or document, an attacker can sneak right in. Hackers spend a lot of time studying you and your business. So, they know exactly who to target and how to get their attention. A simple email with a touching story or tempting offer with a link to get a fake prize could cause real harm to your business.
But you can turn the weakest link in the chain (the human element) into a strong tool in your defense system. We can help you teach your employees about what to look for in a suspicious email. We can also help you set a security policy against opening emails from unknown senders.
These simple steps can stop many attacks. In fact, recent reports indicate that companies that have a security awareness program are up to 10 times more secure than those without one.
Why you need to prioritize cyber security
End user security awareness training can protect your company from data breaches, but privacy and security are not the only things at stake. According to CNBC, 43% of cyberattacks are aimed at small businesses. This ends up costing an average of $200,000 per incident. Also, only three out of 10 employees got annual cyber security awareness training in 2019. This could be why attacks against small- to medium-sized businesses are so successful.
Further, it is important to note that you could endure more consequences after the attack. You may face fines, loss of trust by customers or investors, and more.