Cybersecurity Tips for Small and Medium Businesses
If you’re reading this, you may have already experienced a cybersecurity breach or, at a minimum, you know an attack on your business is going to happen sooner than later. You probably also know that cybersecurity isn’t a quick and easy problem to solve, it can take a lot of time, resources, and regular maintenance.
Most small and medium businesses have substantially less resources than large enterprises to secure their systems, networks, and data. As a result, cost-effective scanners, basic firewalls, and patching systems were historically considered enough to thwart most attacks. With the ever-increasing value of data coupled with the rise in new risks to smaller businesses from attackers leveraging advanced attack techniques with inexpensive toolkits, more sophisticated people, processes, and tools are now required.
As a medium size company who also happens to have decades of experience protecting our Nation from cyber threats, we thought it would be helpful to compile our learnings and provide other small and medium businesses with a starter guide on how to secure your important information. Below are some of the top things to consider as you embark on your cybersecurity journey.