While media coverage of security breaches of large companies is most common, that doesn’t mean that SMBs are immune to cybersecurity threats. 58% of malware attack victims are organizations classified as a small or medium-sized business. Not only are attacks increasing in frequency and sophistication, but they are costing SMBs big money. According to Ponemon, cyber attacks on SMBs cost them an average of $2,235,000 in 2017.
Hackers are getting smarter. Businesses need to get smarter as well. Protecting your network in today’s cybercrime landscape is more than merely installing antivirus and hoping for the best. The cloud, Internet of Things (IoT), and other cloud-based solutions are opening the doors for increased vulnerabilities, causing businesses of all sizes to reconsider their security solutions.
Endpoint security defends what is known as the organization’s perimeter – devices like desktops, laptops, and servers – from internal and external malicious threats attempting to mine data, destroy infrastructures and cause severe financial damage. This type of predictive security is comprised of a technology stack that provides prevention, detection, and response, services, rather than a simple reactive solution like antivirus software.
The advent of the cloud has given businesses the opportunity to leverage cloud providers for running applications, storing data, and processing transactions. While some organizations may assume their data is safer and easier to control on locally-owned servers, that’s not always the case. On-premise data can often be more susceptible to security breaches since many businesses don’t have security experts on-site. On the other hand, most reputable cloud providers have superior security measures and experts to keep data protected.
The majority of internet-based breaches come from neglected application security. By coding applications to be more secure, IT professionals are adding a thicker layer of protection for internet and network applications that employees use every day. As with other types of security, it’s not a ‘set it and forget it’ method. Instead, ongoing security testing must be implemented to eliminate gaps in the software code from design to deployment and beyond.
Keeping your company safe from malicious attacks is a full-time job. From email and web browsers to cloud-based servers and BYOD devices, companies need an end-to-end security solution that will protect every aspect of devices, software, and web-based connections. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to network security. Let LanYap Networks help you find a solution that fits your needs.