Data protection recently took a level of importance that it’s never had, perhaps due to complacency. When it comes to hack attacks, recent headlines about it led to big companies finally getting serious about data breaches and possible shutdowns. After Sony Pictures was completely shut down due to a hacking group, it reminded everyone that anything can happen to a company. And while there isn’t a lot of media attention about smaller businesses being attacked, it’s happening under the radar.
Recent reports say many small businesses are being hacked without the business owners even knowing it. This probably gives you pause about your own business whether you’ve been hacked without awareness. But how can you really know your important data (if not even valuable trade secrets) aren’t being stolen by online thieves?
The fact is, you can’t know if you don’t have 24/7 monitoring from IT technicians who know what to look for. If you have an in-house team, this isn’t going to happen unless you pay them overtime you can’t afford. What you really need are IT management consultants who monitor your network from another location for more affordable rates.
IT management really needs top priority with every company in the world. Yet, few of them invest in it, just because they think it’s expensive. When you find the right service with technicians who know what they’re doing, you don’t have to pay as much as you would with in-house teams. An expert crew monitors your network day and night while you and your staff focus on other work you need to get done.
Whatever size business you are, making sure you have an experienced team monitoring your IT for security is of the utmost importance.