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October is Cybersecurity Month

Are you Aware of the Top Threats to Small Businesses?

October is Cybersecurity Month
October 14, 2019 Mark London

Make the Most Out of Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2020

Polish up that password manager and set the sensitivity on your phish-detector to MAXIMUM — it’s time for Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2020!

Everyone can make a difference during Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Whether you have a minute, an hour, a day – or all month long – check out ways you can participate and support Cybersecurity Awareness Month by following along with Verity IT! And remember…Do Your Part #BeCyberSmart!

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Attacks on SMBs are real, on the rise, and can pack a devastating blow. Here are some of the supporting facts.

  • Only 14 percent of small businesses rate their ability to mitigate cyber risks, vulnerabilities, and attacks as highly effective.
  • 60 percent of small companies go out of business within six months of a cyberattack.
  • Small businesses were affected by 113,000 incidents of macro malware in 2017
  • 39% of the 269 billion emails sent and received in 2017 were spam messages
  • Small businesses experienced 66,000 online banking malware attacks in 2017
  • Small businesses were affected by 54,000 ransomware incidents in 2017
  • The average amount demanded during a ransomware attack is $1,077 – but the average cost to businesses is $133,000 (when accounting for downtime, lost opportunities and recovery costs)

How prepared are you if an attack happened to your business?

Cybersecurity Awareness Month is designed to engage and educate not only our clients and prospects, but ourselves in order to increase resiliency in the event of a cyber incident!

It’s widely accepted that human error is the leading cause of data breaches. But what’s often overlooked is that most of these errors could be avoided with the right security education for the right people at the right time.

The most vulnerable target at many organizations isn’t a system or technology. It’s people. With cybersecurity training solutions from Verity IT, we can empower employees with the right skills and knowledge to put the bad guys out of business.

Contact us today to start building your Security Awareness Training Plan!