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What's the Best Cyber Security Strategy for Small Business

Why Your Small Business is the Right Size for a Cyberattack

As larger companies prioritize and fortify their cybersecurity, small and midsize businesses (SMBs) have become easier targets for cyberattacks. In fact, 43% of cyberattacks are aimed at small businesses, but only 14% are prepared to defend themselves.

This low percentage comes as no surprise when you consider the everyday big business challenges small and midsize businesses already have to overcome without having the same resources of larger organizations, as well as the false sense of safety created by the headline-making enterprise hacks. It's understandable that smaller companies feel like they can hide in the shadow of larger businesses that promise hackers higher rewards.

But the reality is the lack of preparation, as well as resources and knowledge, make small businesses more manageable locks for cybercriminals to pick and cause devastating results.

The National Cyber Security Alliance says because of the high cost of cyberattacks, 60% of small companies go out of business within six months of being victimized. The loss in revenue due to downtime, money spent trying to remedy the breach, and reputational damage is often more than a big organization can withstand, let alone a small or midsized business.

The Best Business Internet Security Solution For Small Businesses

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Today’s small businesses must be proactive rather than reactive with their cybersecurity strategies to outpace hackers and not just rely on antivirus software, but implement more advanced measures of security. For SMBs, a multi-level protection strategy offered by an Internet Service Provider (ISP) is the best place to turn for Business Internet security. ISPs offer peace of mind to companies by providing secure network access for co-workers and clients to collaborate confidently, giving businesses the flexibility to work with virtual employees without sacrificing security, and by reducing the amount of time needed to recover if a breach should occur.

Secure Internet protection with DNS/DDoS Security built-in, as provided by Optimum Business, helps businesses maintain reliable, high speed Internet connectivity and automatic protection 24/7. The Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Security keeps the business Internet and any supported services (i.e., hosted websites, mail servers, client VPN) available even when an attack is happening. Additionally, Domain Name System (DNS) Security ensures site validity, safe browsing, and provides an essential first layer of network protection.

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