All you have to do is read the news on a daily basis and chances are you will hear about yet another company that has fallen victim to a data breach. The average cost of a data breach in 2017 is $3.62 million globally and $7.35 million in the U.S, which is at an all time high, according to a study conducted the Ponemon Institute. These are big numbers and scary statistics and although there is no such thing as a totally secure system, there are several things you can do to reduce the chances of your business being one of the next victims.
With the ever expanding risk of businesses experiencing a security data breach, the importance of having a security incident response plan becomes an obvious point yet many businesses still don’t have one. Here we are going to outline the key aspects of creating a solid security incident response plan that every business must do today.
In the business world, keeping data safe and available at all times is of the utmost importance. However, there can be controversy over whether it’s better to manage your data on-site or offsite. Although there are pros and cons to both options and it can depend on the industry your business is in, there are distinct benefits to onsite data management.
Technology plays a large part in almost every aspect of business and pleasure in the world today. Those that do not have access to the latest and greatest are seen to be in a state similar to starvation by those that do. While it seems ridiculous when described in that manner, if you take a step back and look at all of the recent human achievements made possible by technological advancements, it may not seem so far fetched. Advancements in tech have allowed for the eradication of diseases and the ability for companies to manufacture clothing in bulk for a fraction of what it used to cost. It has allowed for the automation of tedious tasks and made managing daily activities as simple as a few clicks on your computer or even a swipe on a smartphone.
Scheduling onsite computer support can make a business owner or IT manager feel vulnerable. After all, you’ll be trusting outsiders with their company’s technology – likely a very important aspect of your business, if not the core of it. Small businesses use computers for everything from accounting to webinars. But according to SMB Group 2014, 27% of small businesses have no IT support.
It’s best not to wait for a nerve-racking emergency that necessitates a search for outside IT support in the midst of downtime that is costing your company money every minute. You can find the right provider now, while things are (relatively) calm. Here are five items to assess when looking for an onsite computer support company: (more…)