Distributed denial of service, or DDoS attacks can bring down your website and leave you inaccessible to the rest of the internet for hours or days on end.
Picking up the pieces after a DDoS attack is a long and costly process. The average financial cost of a DDoS attack for a small or midsize business is about $123,000, and that number is on the rise.
Are you paying for software licenses that you aren’t using?
The software licensing landscape is growing and 55 percent of small businesses are not prepared for it. These businesses are losing thousands of dollars a year in unused licenses or are opening themselves up to costly compliance audits. (more…)
Hold it right there, small businesses—it’s the authorities. We’ve got you surrounded. Don’t try nothing fancy. Come out with your hands up; slow and steady. That’s right. Do you not see your face on the wanted poster: you’re guilty of the high crime of missing the GDPR deadline! (more…)
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“Through 2020, the majority of organizations will continue to misuse average IT security spending figures as a proxy for assessing security posture” –IT research and advisory firm, Gartner (full report available to clients)
In other words, businesses are mistakenly relying on IT security spending as their sole strategy to protect themselves against cyberthreats. This false sense of security means businesses are neglecting continual assessments and system updates.
Data breaches at large firms with deep pockets, such as Delta Air and Sears, are proof that IT security spending alone does not safeguard your business—you must also invest the time and effort needed to assess your organization’s security health.