Why Small Businesses Often Need Outside Security Help

In this day and age, small-business computer security ought to entail more than merely installing a virus scanner, telling employees to create better passwords and hoping for the best. Cybersecurity is a complex and constantly evolving entity, as new threats demand better protective solutions and safeguards.

ChannelBiz reported that one recent survey on small-business security in the U.K. found that out of 560 IT professionals, 64 percent stated that the likelihood of an attack from an outside source had risen significantly in the last 12 months. Fifty-seven percent also said that the risk of an internal data breach was even higher. However, 42 percent said that implementing comprehensive security measures has become so difficult to do successfully that their organizations remain subject to increased risks. These findings indicate that small and medium-sized businesses may simply lack the resources to scale sufficient protective solutions.

At the same time, small businesses are usually subject to just as many risks as large corporations. Steve Strauss of USA Today recently highlighted the fact that small businesses often lack an awareness of existing threats, as well as those that specifically target companies of their size. This is a mentality that many hackers hope to exploit with malicious software.

Smaller businesses should strongly consider turning to outside solutions to keep their critical business information and systems intact and safe from harm. iolo technologies’ System Shield, which includes anti-spyware and anti-virus components that protect against over 2.1 million cyber threats, is an ideal solution for these companies.

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Why Small Businesses Often Need Outside Security Help