27 Jun Why do start-ups need to take cyber security seriously?
Don’t forget about security – invest in cyber defences!
Puzzle Technology regularly speaks to new and small businesses across Cambridgeshire about the importance of investing in proper cyber security for small businesses.
Starting and growing a business in the UK economy is no mean feat as the harsh business world eats up 9 out of every 10 startups, 50% of them failing in the first year. With all the financial stress, growth strategies and logistics that comes with creating and maintaining a business, it can be easy to forget about cybersecurity.
This would be a mistake, however as startups are particularly vulnerable to cyber-attacks; most are focused on bringing new products or services to market and therefore do not have the time or resources to dedicate to security.
Why invest in preventing cyber-attacks?
Whilst large, well-established companies have the budget to invest in top-tier security defences to keep the hackers out; small businesses tend not to budget for it at all. Cybercriminals will target those most vulnerable, with no consideration for those businesses becoming their victims. Everyone is a potential target; any and every industry, taking valuable customer information to hold your business at ransom or worse, commit a fraud offence.
The solution – cyber security for small business
Luckily, there are ways that you can keep cyber hackers at bay that don’t cost the earth. Cyber security for small businesses focuses on prevention, starting small and allowing businesses to scale up. Protect yourself with best-practice, such as instituting strict passwords and lock-screen policies throughout your business. Then build-out out cost-effective firewall & intrusion prevention systems as your company grows.
A final thought
Starting & growing a business is hard enough as it is; you don’t need the added hassle and problems of trying to deal with a cyber-attack. Here at Antechs, we believe that prevention is key. We understand the needs of small businesses & can tailor the right security advice & solutions to keep your valuable data safe.
Contact us to find out more about cyber security and how we can help you.
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