Small businesses often lack the people, processes and security knowledge to protect themselves from cybercrime. Too many owners underestimate the security threat. In fact, two-thirds of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) had at least one incident in the past two years, and 60% go out of business within six months of becoming a cybercrime victim. Yet world-class small business security is achievable.
As AGB Founder and CEO John Griffin Jr. writes in Forbes, small business systems are often out-of-date, poorly maintained or incorrectly configured. Small IT staffs that are busy “keeping the lights on” are rarely up to speed on the latest security threats and solutions. Monitoring may be weak, training may be infrequent or nonexistent and backups may be unreliable and untested. Griffin’s article suggests where to start in tackling these dangerous small business security practices.
Holistic Cyber Security Protection
AGB Cyber Security offers a comprehensive suite of security services , from cybersecurity threat consulting and employee cyber awareness training to penetration testing and real-time monitoring. Our security offerings include:
- Employee awareness. Since email phishing is by far the top security threat vector for ransomware, AGB Cyber offers best-in-class cyber awareness training. We believe employees can be important data defenders, provided they have the right information and education.
- Threat assessment. AGB security consulting begins with a threat assessment and an audit of assets, including operating systems, software applications and networking hardware. In addition, we conduct penetration testing to assess the confidentiality, availability and integrity of the small business security network. Our proprietary process is based on the latest Department of Defense cyber security training, and our security experts are certified Six Sigma Black Belt Project Management professionals.
- Tested backups and restoration plans. AGB Cyber emphasizes detection systems; procedures such as backup and business continuity plans; and personnel to detect incursions and respond before damage is done. The goal is to be preemptive with the cyber response, not reactive.
- Real-time monitoring. Because 100% prevention isn’t affordable or feasible, the ultimate defense against ransomware is real-time monitoring of network traffic and server activity. This is handled from our hardened, state-of-the-art Security Operations Center (SOC). The cyber incident response teams at our SOC are at work 24/7/365.
Don’t risk your business to a devastating attack. Contact AGB for a phone consultation to learn how world-class cybercrime protection is achievable for small business digital assets and hardware systems.