You almost have to be living under a rock or in a cave to not be aware of the constant threat from cyber events in general and phasing attacks and ransomware in particular. But that’s what seems to be the case for a lot of small and mid-size businesses today.
According to an article on Help Net Security referencing a Bullguard study, “one in five companies use no endpoint security whatsoever.” None!
“Additionally, worrisome, the BullGuard study found 43% of SMB owners have no cybersecurity defense plan in place at all – leaving their most sensitive financial, customer and business data, and ultimately their companies, at significant risk.”
Under normal circumstances, SMBs would not be the first target of cyber criminals because they don’t typically offer as big a pay day as larger organizations. But due to their general lack of security, SMBs have become disproportionately large targets.
Why is that? Two reasons. The first one is that “Caught between inadequate consumer solutions and overly complex enterprise software, many small business owners may be inclined to skip cybersecurity.” The other one? Overconfidence.
“Nearly 60% of SMB owners believe their business is unlikely to be targeted by cyber criminals, however the results revealed that 18.5% of SMB owners have suffered from a cyber-attack or data breach within the past year.”
While the second reason is most likely accurate, the first one is not. There may be inadequate consumer solutions, but there are definitely not inadequate small business solutions. They exist, they’re inexpensively priced and they work.
Phishing Protection from DuoCircle is one such solution that protects small businesses from phishing attacks, the number one cyber-attack threat vector.
Phishing Protection is cloud-based email security with real-time link scanning. Cloud-based means there’s no hardware, software or maintenance costs, which is perfect for small businesses. And real-time link scanning means that companies are protected against the most sophisticated attacks today: delayed phishing attacks.
And the cost? How about pennies per month per employee. Again, perfect for cost-conscious SMBs.
Small and mid-size businesses are not doing enough to protect themselves from cyber-attacks today, but it’s not because they don’t care. It’s because they don’t know how easy and affordable it is to protect themselves. Now you know.
Don’t be a statistic. Try Phishing Protection risk free for 30 days at DuoCircle.com.