Cyber security is an essential investment that helps to protect your brand. Unfortunately, many of the world’s most popular digital platforms for small business also tend to be the least secure. Small businesses, in particular, are vulnerable. Prior to the pandemic, research showed that 60% of small businesses close within six months of a cyber attack. With “work from home” becoming a more permanent reality for many businesses globally, there is an increased risk of bad-faith actors taking advantage of the fact that more people are online now than ever before.
The companies that survive—and ultimately thrive—understand they need to protect what they build online. They also commit to creating a strong business culture that teaches every employee the basic principles of privacy and security.
At InspireHUB, we partnered with Cyber.SC as part of our commitment. We also provide every one of our clients with security awareness training (at no charge), so they can keep every area of their business strong. Cyber.SC Principal, Christian Redshaw, is one of our most valued allies!
About Christian Redshaw
Christian regularly contributes knowledge and resources to our guides and our blog. He has a background in risk management and insurance and is passionate about helping companies grow and succeed. In addition to Cyber.SC’s own guides and blogs, Christian co-hosts the “Cyber Security Matters Podcast” with Cyber.SC Founder and Chief Strategist, Dominic Vogel (another powerful ally who has guided us over the years), doing a deeper dive on a broad range of privacy and security issues with a variety of expert guests. (Cyber Security Matters is a partnered program of Conversations That Matter.)
Christian loves to innovate in business, combine things in unique ways and do things that have never been done before. “My favourite part about business and entrepreneurship is partnering with other business leaders to offer more value to their clients and ours.”
No organization is immune to cyber attacks, but the team at Cyber.SC works to make your data security as close to impenetrable as possible. Your employees, suppliers and business partners rely on your organization to keep your networks secure and their private information safe. The team at Cyber.SC understands that this is a non-transferable liability for you. They make it their business to help you build protection around all the critical points in your organization so that your operations can continue to run smoothly and securely.
A bit more food for thought on why this matters for your small business
- Small businesses are a preferred target by high-tech villains seeking an "easy" payday.
- Most small to mid-size business lack the resources to defend against a cyber attack, and they pay more in the aftermath.
- 52% of small to mid-size businesses say they don’t have an in-house IT professional, according to Untangle’s 2019 SMB IT Security Report.
- Small business shoulder a heavier cost (relative to their small size) compared to larger organizations, per IBM’s Cost of a Data Breach Report. The total cost for organizations with more than 25,000 employees averaged $204 per employee, whereas organizations with between 500 and 1,000 employees had an average cost of $3,533 per employee.
- Your business can be held liable for a breach. Recent rulings have resulted in penalties and fines to organizations who failed to secure their business.
Coming Soon: The Cyber Security CourseTM
Small and mid-size organizations are squarely in the crosshairs of cyber criminals. Conversely, SMBs are categorically the least prepared to prevent, detect and respond to a cyber attack when compared to larger enterprises. If you think your IT provider has got it covered or that you don’t need to worry because you use the cloud, you are in dangerous territory. The Cyber Security CourseTM is a non-technical, quick-start program for every organization that wants to protect their information assets but doesn’t know where to begin. You will be guided step-by-step by Dominic Vogel, your Cyber Security Advisor, who will help you put 9 layers of real-world cyber security protections in place for your organization. Establishing these layers of protection will help you prevent, detect and rapidly respond to cyber attacks against your organization. This amounts to measurable, rapid risk reduction for you with minimal investment of your time and resources.
We’ll be making more information about how your team can register for this course available soon!
Cyber.SC serves fast-growing businesses that urgently require proper data protection. Cyber.SC helps businesses understand their legal and moral duty of care to keep the private information of their clients, employees, and suppliers safe. Their proprietary services help organizations build protection around all the critical points of their business so they can continue to achieve their targets and succeed.
Cyber.SC can be found on the web at https://cyber.sc/.
A trusted and verified InspireHUB partner, the team at Cyber.SC works with InspireHUB to provide a suite of secure solutions made exclusively available to InspireHUB clients. Ask us today about how we are helping newly remote companies with their privacy and security. Call us at 1.855.355.4482
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