Viruses. Hackers. Data theft. Ransomware. These are just a few of the growing list of cyber threats facing small and medium businesses (SMBs) today. It’s also why so many companies are looking for a professional cybersecurity service in New York. Here are a few reasons why hiring a reliable cyber security service makes good business sense.
1. Keep Your Business Reputation Intact
Reputation is everything in business. Yahoo is continuing to pay the price for two data breaches in 2013 and 2014 that resulted in stolen personal data of over 1 billion customers. In fact CEO Marissa Mayer took a personal hit recently, losing her annual bonus and equity grant due to the fiasco. Perhaps most telling, Yahoo lowered the price of its digital assets by $350 million in its sale to Verizon.
SMBs are at equal risk, albeit at a smaller scale. The good news is that cybersecurity costs are lower too. Protecting client data and information from cyber threats will help you protect your reputation – and your long-term success.
2. Avoid Financial Burden
Cyber threats of all kinds can lead to real money loss right now, too. For example, cybersecurity services in New York have reported a rise in ransomware attacks, a specific cyber threat that locks down a company’s data until a ransom is paid. Since there is no honor among thieves, many end up paying the ransom AND paying an IT company to try to recover at least some of their data. Lost sales, disrupted networks, hackers that vandalize data, and direct theft of financial assets are just some of the other ways companies can lose real money.
3. Be Prepared Always
SMBs in New York are a favourite target of data hackers and cyber criminals specifically because they are smaller. Large companies might be the jackpot, but the low-hanging fruit of SMBs presents much less risk and effort. They are less likely to have secure systems, circulating huge amounts of valuable data through unprotected business networks. Cybersecurity services in New York can help ensure you are well protected and present less of a target.
CompCiti Business Solutions Cybersecurity Services in New York
CompCiti Business Solutions is one of the oldest and most respected cyber security services in New York. Founded in 1996, CompCiti provides a wide range of other services as well including managed IT services, system maintenance, network monitoring, data backup and disaster recovery, VoIP installation, and more. We’ll help you protect your data in a number of ways including assessing your current cyber security measures, upgrading software and hardware as necessary, and providing 24/7 monitoring of your network and systems for any suspicious activity. Should you be the target of a cyber threat, we can help minimize – or eliminate and sometimes reverse – any damage, and get you back up and running faster.
Find out more about CompCiti’s cyber security services. In New York, call (212) 594-4374 for more information or to book your consultation and assessment.