Posted by Tim Luzadder, TCC Enterprise Infrastructure Director

More than 60% of small businesses experienced a cybercrime of some type in 2017. Ransomware and phishing attacks are fairly well known, but still cost businesses and government agencies millions each year that many can’t afford.  60 percent of small business go out of business within six months of an attack and 90 percent of companies don’t use any data protection at all for company and customer information according to the Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report. A sheriff’s office in Maine, a department of Atlanta’s city government, a non-profit in Muncie, Equifax, all have been victimized by criminals chasing dollars – either to ransom or steal data to sell.

To protect your business against cybercrime, make sure that:

  • Your staff is trained to resist social engineering, phishing, and malware attacks
  • You have cyber security software installed on all your computers and servers – and mobile devices
  • Your hardware is regularly maintained (patched)
  • You have regular, reliable backups of your data
  • You have dependable processes that you test
  • You have a data breach response plan in place

To learn more about TCC’s IT Managed Services please visit our website


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