It’s estimated that by 2021, businesses will fall victim to ransomware every 11 seconds and cyberattacks will cost them more than $6 trillion annually – Cybersecurity Ventures. This threat has only become increasingly dangerous as many businesses are relying on remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic and many do not have proper safety precautions in place. Small businesses are particularly susceptible, accounting for nearly half of all cyberattacks. Our recent study of 250 North American SMBs with Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) found that almost half of small businesses surveyed reported not just one, but multiple serious cybersecurity incidents over the past year.
There are several steps businesses can take to help ensure their network and all connected devices are secure. We’ve compiled a list of seven tips to help prevent your business from falling victim to cybersecurity threats:
- Security Incident & Event Management
Review all event and security logs from all covered devices to uncover any suspicious activity and protect against advanced threats.