For The New Year: Know Your Cyber Security Status

Regarding cyber security–we’ve heard so many reasons why people don’t think their business will ever be hacked. We’re not big enough, not rich enough, because we provide basic services, because there’s nothing exciting in our database; the list goes on. And yet, we hear from solo practitioners, day care centers, eldercare facilities, hospitals, tire stores, retail gift boutiques, hardware stores–anyone with a website—that their data has been hacked or that their data is frozen pending a ransom.

If you are a business owner, you need to know how well-protected you are. It’s as critical as knowing your client base or target audience. Like putting locks on your doors, you need to have rock-solid cyber security around your business computer network. And like an insurance policy for your home and your vehicles, you need to have a disaster recovery plan in place for when you do get hit. Should someone steals your data or demand ransom–what do you do first?

Fractional IT Support And Cyber Security

At Aptica we study this menacing phenomenon daily. We know the latest worms, viruses, and attack schemes. We stay right on top of the latest prevention strategies and recovery software. We have 24/7 monitoring and we will have quickly accessible backups of all your company data. Our primary goal is preventing an attack, but right behind that is our ability to get you quickly back into business and productivity as usual.

As you work on your plans for growth and stability in the New Year, give serious time to understanding your vulnerability in the cyber world and what you can do to stay safe. If you have questions, Aptica is available to answer them and to offer suggestions.

Jason Newburg, 260.243.5100, ext 2001, is the founder and owner of Aptica LLC. This IT management and support company has been serving small to medium-sized businesses for 15 years in the area that includes Angola, South Bend, and Fort Wayne, IN, Battle Creek, MI, and Toledo, OH.

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