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Four Reasons Your Business Should Make Cyber Security a Priority

Cyber security has increasingly become a concern for businesses owners small and large. Today, an anti-virus software will not longer be sufficient to protect your business network from cyber threats. Here are the top 4 reasons your business should make cyber security a priority today: Cyber attacks are becoming more and more prevalent: Years ago, every once in a while, you might have heard about the errant cyber attack that took down a website or crippled a network. But today, it’s becoming more and more common that these threats attack and debilitate a business website causing devastation to daily activity and transactions online, costing a business time and money for repair and damage control. In 2017, Small Business Trends reported that 43% of the data breaches that occur in the US target small business and that 60% of these companies go out of business within six months of the attack. Increased Data Causes Increased Threat: The more data businesses of all sizes capture online, the more attractive they become to hackers and the more vulnerable they become to cyber attack. Identity theft prevention is essential when conducting transactions over the web. E-commerce stores are particularly attractive targets for cyber thieves. And those with little investment in cyber security are typically vulnerable to going out of business following a data breach. Customers are Also Collateral Damage During Cyber Attacks on Businesses: It is common for businesses that suffer cyber attacks to pass the damage on to customers because customer data is often compromised during data breaches. Personal and banking data can often be stolen causing great financial harm to them and irreparable harm to your business’ reputation. Loss of trust in the business sector means loss of business. In today’s digital marketplace protection of customer data is essential for longevity. Increased Data Causes Increased Threat: The more data businesses of all sizes capture online, the more attractive they become to hackers and the more vulnerable they become to cyber attack. Identity theft prevention is essential when conducting transactions over the web. E-commerce stores are particularly attractive targets for cyber thieves. And those with little investment in cyber security are typically vulnerable to going out of business following a data breach. Accessibility: Gone are the days when businesses needed large mega-firms to thwart cyber threats online. Cyber security today is a very accessible solution that can be provided and scaled for everything from small to mid-sized to Fortune 500 companies. Business owners should never be overwhelmed with the prospects of adding a cyber security solution to their business platforms. Without one, an attack could threaten your business’ future.

If you have questions about maintaining network security or computer support for your business, contact the industry leaders at dotQ4 in Mokena, just outside of Chicago. You can reach us at 708 261 1844.

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