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Modern SMB Cybersecurity

There is no doubt that malware and ransomware attacks are a growing threat. Modern IT security is no longer just a major concern for government agencies and large enterprises. It is not uncommon for hackers to attack smaller organizations, wreaking havoc on operations and reputation. Small and midsize business (SMB) cybersecurity is becoming more critical by the day. This involves organizational awareness, prevention, detection, and response.

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Cybersecurity Awareness

The first step in modern SMB Cybersecurity is awareness. It is crucial that organizations in all industries make themselves conscious of threats and best practices regarding security. There are many behaviors that can be carried throughout an organization to help prevent security breaches. It is helpful for companies to have regular security awareness training.

This training addresses things such as suspicious email attachments, network adjustments for BYOD, password strength, and much more. While some of these issues may seem simple, they make all the difference. It is important not to assume that everyone in the company is on the same page when it comes to the significance of their access to the company network.

Although IT teams are being asked to manage and secure connected devices, many are inherently less secure. Employees must understand the increase in vulnerabilities and the organization must set clear policies to reduce risk.

Learn more about what your organization can do with this Guide to IT Security Awareness. Click Here

Managed Services

Managed IT services are a great solution for cyber security. SMBs may not have the budget of a large company to devote to full-time IT security; working with a services partner gives you the benefit of prevention and monitoring by IT professionals, in a cost-conscious way.  

Managed IT allows you to choose the services that fit your business, and set a contracted budget. Not only does this mean that your threat prevention and monitoring is handled by IT experts, but there are also no surprise fees in case of emergency. It is an effective way to protect company and customer data, and to be sure that vulnerabilities are found and fixed rapidly.

Managed security service providers also deploy their own network of sensors to track global activity. This can help prevent zero-day attacks, which pose a particularly stubborn threat to SMBs. When you partner with professionals, your software is monitored and kept up-to-date with the latest security patches and preventative measures.

CCNY Tech offers a wide array of security services to businesses of all sizes, in all industries. To learn more about Managed IT Security Services, contact us via our website or call us at 315.292.1046 and ask to speak to one of our IT Infrastructure experts.

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