You don’t know whether or not your data is truly safe, and you really don’t want to make headlines for getting hacked.

Common Symptoms

We see this problem take many different forms – here are some common red flags:

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You haven’t set clear policies around how your staff is to handle your data, so it’s a bit of a free-for-all as far as where files are saved, how devices are used, and how accounts are protected.

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If a client of yours asked you what measures you were taking to keep your data secure, you wouldn’t quite know how to answer that question.

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You’ve already experienced a minor breach and were able to recover. You’re worried that you won’t be quite so fortunate the next time this happens.

How To Solve It

There are several solutions to consider for your business, including:
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Keep on keeping on

For some companies, security is a concern, but it isn’t a priority; they could do a better job with it, but it wouldn’t sink their business if something were to go wrong. In this case, it probably isn’t worth much of an investment in additional support.

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Find a trustworthy outsourced IT firm

Another option is to bring on an outsourced team to assess and maintain your systems, and to help keep your employees up-to-date with the latest security trends, and how to avoid falling for common scams. Here, support levels can scale to meet your needs and risk tolerance.

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Bring in a cybersecurity firm

This is your best bet if you’ve experienced a breach, and is likely a good move if you’re subject to very strict compliance regulations. A security-focused firm will have the most advanced tools to prevent, detect, and remediate risks. This solution will be an investment in addition to your ongoing technology budget.

Need help choosing the right path?

To learn more…

How to Avoid Going Overboard with Tech Security
What are the Top Cybersecurity Threats to SMBs?
Comprehensive Security Audits: Key Elements to Consider
How Much Should Small Businesses Spend on IT Security?