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HACKERS NEVER STOP EVOLVING
And Neither Should Your Cybersecurity
Technological advances are a constant, evolutionary process. What was cutting edge one year is old hat the next. We might notice these iterations more obviously when a new iPhone rolls out or when the PlayStation 4 replaces the PlayStation 3, but they’re happening to all facets of tech all the time. Updates, new features, and new devices arrive at a moment’s notice. The rate of advancement is exciting, making what was a dream yesterday a reality today. We tend to focus on the upside of these innovations, but they also present a slew of problems for businesses hoping to keep their networks and data secure. Hackers are adapting their tactics as quickly as companies are creating new products and features. Infosecurity Magazine estimates that 360,000 new malware samples hit the web every single day. In a world where most businesses can’t function without their digital information, getting hacked is a risky situation that could result in irreparable damage to a company. We may only read about the instances where huge companies like Equifax, Uber, and Sony are hacked, but small businesses are just as likely to be attacked. If you think your company is too small to be a target for cybercriminals, think again. According to Verizon’s 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report, 61 percent of data breaches occur at small businesses. The report also concluded that half of the 28 million small businesses in America suffered an attack last year. When you pair these statistics with a report from UPS Capital finding that 60 percent of businesses close within six months of a hack, they paint an alarming picture of what a hack could do to your business and livelihood.
they have to devote to cybersecurity. With a legion of cyber- security guards patrolling their networks, only the most sophisticated hackers can dream of breaching companies of this size. Hackers targeting small businesses are banking on the fact that your network protection will be an insufficient deterrent. Luckily, you don’t need the resources of Google to prove them wrong. The best way to keep hackers at bay is sustained attention through managed IT services. You could have the best security team in the world set up your systems, but if they don’t monitor and update them consistently, the software will be outdated soon after. Too many companies think of IT as a set-it-and-forget-it proposition. They create their system and don’t think about it until something goes wrong. All of a sudden, they’re in a panic, scrambling for a resolution. At that point, it might be too late. While no company can predict exactly when or how an attack might present itself, managed services allow your network to be vigilantly watched and your tactics to be up-to-date. Managed services combined with regular training allow your team to keep your company safe. Devoting your time and resources to defending your network may seem like unnecessary insurance, but in today’s marketplace, there isn’t a smarter investment you can make. Just ask the companies that had to close after a hack. AZCOMP is proud to provide managed services tailored to your needs. We want to make sure that no matter how a hacker attempts to take you down, you’ll be able to swat them away.
Why do hackers target small businesses? The short answer is that they are easier to penetrate. The larger a company is, the more resources
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