Every 39 seconds, some unlucky business is successfully taken down by a cybersecurity attack.* Small businesses, enterprises, you name it — crime doesn’t discriminate if there’s a quick way to make cash.

When you’re hit with a cyberattack, your data is no longer private.

Someone else is staring at it, maybe they copied down your medical records, maybe they’re trying to get into your bank. Whatever it is, your data is the trigger for the storm that follows, no matter how much money or protection you think you have. Aside from the embarrassment, cyberattack victims now have to deal with:

Paying for damages

Getting your private data off the internet is difficult and expensive. Getting company data back from a threat actor who’s holding it for ransom is even more expensive (and usually illegal). Even if it’s removed, someone has already seen it. You’ll have a long road ahead to get everything scrubbed clean.

Identity theft

Even if you manage to pick up the pieces after your data has been exposed, the journey continues. Threat actors will squeeze whatever dollar they can out of your name, whether that be accessing your bank account or selling your personally identifiable information (PII) over the dark web. Watch our short video to learn more about the dark web.

Lawsuits and fines

If you’re a company, particularly those in highly regulated industries with compliance concerns like healthcare, utilities, or finances, expenses are the least of your worries. The government could take action against you, and, even if dismissed, everyone will remember.

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But, do you really have time to learn about cybersecurity?

Here are some topics we’ll be covering in future posts:

• How to back up your data (and safely secure it)
• The best practices for using public Wi-Fi
• Easy ways to strengthen and store your passwords
• How to spot phishing and scamming attempts

We’re a community-centric, security-FIRST Managed Services Provider (MSP). It’s part of our mission to proudly support businesses all throughout Knoxville, Tri-Cities, East Tennessee, Southwest Virginia, and Southeast Kentucky.

We’re a recognized expert in customer service, specializing in business IT assessments, managed IT Services, VOIP, cybersecurity solutions and Hardware as a Service (HaaS) including copiers and printers.

Centriworks is the only CompTIA Security Trustmark+ certified technology company in Tennessee and we have a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certified professional on our team, making us a reliable resource when improving your organization’s cybersecurity standing.

Our friendly team of credentialed experts are ready to make healthcare, legal, financial services, and manufacturing business easy yet secure.

If you’re underwhelmed with your current provider or OVERWHELMED with how little you know about your IT operations, then it’s time to explore your options.

Stay tuned for our next entry, where we’ll be covering what a technology roadmap can do for your business’s scalability.

You CAN learn about cybersecurity, and you CAN stay out of the next news-breaking headline about a nationwide data breach — you don’t need a degree, you need a guide.

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