By Matthew Sutton, Director of Cybersecurity Operations at Avid Communications
Avid’s Cybersecurity Service is a great solution for small businesses that are facing a daunting challenge. The world continues to grow more connected and small businesses are expected to keep up their products and services with some of their much larger competitors. This acceleration leaves many small businesses vulnerable to cyber attacks. According to Accenture’s Cost of Cybercrime Study, 43% of cyber attacks are aimed at small businesses, but only 14% are prepared to defend themselves.
Cybersecurity is rapidly becoming more expensive and complex.
Bad actors are motivated, well funded, and innovative. Small business owners are able to see large enterprises in the news almost daily get hit by cyber attacks. These much larger organizations employ large security staff that have access to a myriad of tools and solutions to deal with cybersecurity threats. It can be easy, as a small business owner, to see the challenges in front of them and decide cybersecurity is futile.
We are not offering merely an appliance. While a strong appliance is an important part of the solution, it is not enough on its own. Modern security instead requires a multilayered solution that bundles features, monitoring, and knowledge. Our service comes with best in class Next Generation Firewall features, a SIEM making real-time analysis, and a team of security professionals on staff designing, analyzing, and reacting as events occur.
Not only does this solution better protect your business, but this solution also puts small businesses on the right track to making sure they are meeting the needs that are now being required by cybersecurity insurance companies.
If you have concerns about security for your small business and need a place to start, reach out to Avid and we can begin preparing your business to securely operate against these growing threats.