60% of SMBs that Experience a Cyber Attack Are Out of Business Within 6 Months

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60% of SMBs that Experience a Cyber Attack Are Out of Business Within 6 Months

According to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), 60% of small businesses go out of business within six months after a cyber attack. Defend your business against online threats before it’s too late!

Ransomware encrypts your data and prevents access to your systems, making it nearly impossible for businesses to operate due to their reliance on technology. Opportunity costs, system downtime, brand damage, loss of trust, incident response costs, and so much more quickly add up due to cyber attacks.

Protect your business from Cyber Attacks with Zero Trust 

The cost of cybercrime to small businesses is enormous. If you’re an SMB owner and you’re not taking steps to protect your business from cyber-attacks, then you’re putting yourself and your employees at risk.

No matter how much time or money you’ve invested in growing your company up to this point, it can all be wiped out by one malicious attack—and that’s why we believe that every small business needs to be protected with Zero Trust security. Zero Trust has four basic principles:

  • Assume any device is a threat
  • Create an invisible network to operate in
  • Segment and isolate users and applications
  • Deemphasize the perimeter and physical network, and implement security everywhere

If you are wondering what these principles are for, worry not! Here’s how you can implement them:

  • If you operate under the assumption that every device could be compromised, then you’ll be more careful about what you allow onto your network.
  • An invisible network means using a virtual private network (VPN) when accessing an external server or downloading data from another location—it protects against man-in-the-middle attacks and blocks unauthorized access.
  • Segmenting means isolating user groups, applications, and resources so they can’t interact in ways that could harm the network or its data. This helps prevent viruses from spreading throughout your network because they’re confined to one group or application instead of being able to move around freely. 
  • Deemphasizing the perimeter means that you don’t need to worry about protecting every single point where people can get into your system. Instead, you should focus on protecting key areas like your databases and web servers. 

Learn more about Zero Trust and how Voice Ignite can help you and your business.

It’s crucial to understand how networks typically function. Most networks assume devices connected to an internal network behind a firewall are safe, and ransomware banks on this assumption. Threat attacks aim to infect one device, then spread laterally across the entire LAN to lock down and encrypt everything.

LAN Zero Trust overcomes this with segmentation and a deny-by-default design. The devices can no longer freely communicate with other devices on the LAN without explicit exceptions. It also allows us to add a layer of protection for sensitive software and services by requiring authentication. Once they do, they can only access specific files and nothing else. Devices also cannot see each other. Employees working from home, hotels, co-working spaces, coffee shops, and everywhere else are invisible on that network.

Protect your business from cyber attacks with Voice Ignite

Voice Ignite has a multi-layered security solution that helps protect your business from outside threats. Don’t wait. Schedule a call with our experts today.