Cyberattacks are among the biggest concerns in today’s world. A Varonis study reveals 62 percent of small businesses experience a cyberattack in 2018
. However, this problem doesn’t simply affect small business. The following companies were affected by cyberattacks in 2017
- Whole Foods
This doesn’t even begin to talk about other major breaches
in cyber security. But nonetheless, the message is clear: cybercrime is at an all-time high and it shows no signs of slowing down. Our Business IT Support team at Nerds Support is making it their resolution to keep providing their clients with the best IT services in Miami and to give prospective clients a new IT Strategy, designed to make their businesses efficient. If you are looking to plan an IT strategy for your business, then the following three components are key to making your business safer.
1. Miami Data Backups: Ransomware
ignited a new fear within business owners. For months, business owners without an IT strategy imagined what they would do if their company was under a ransomware attack.
- Should they pay the fine and hope the hacker would return the files?
- Should they find someone to help them?
They struggled to make a solid choice. Nerds Supports clients, on the other hand, did not have to make such a choice. Not only did our 24/7 IT Support team carry extensive knowledge on how to take down such malware, but Nerds Support also conducts daily backups. This means that at the end of the work day, Nerds Support always saves a copy of all your company data. That way, if something happens the next day, at least you still have the data from the previous work day. Having a data backup plan not only makes a company feel safer, but also guarantees their company safety.
2. Miami Cloud Security:
The 2020 Lockdown proved that working at a secure office location might not always be possible. Many businesses across multiple industries were forced to continue operating remotely. Although technology has enabled successful transition to a remote work environment. That doesn’t mean your business is safe with any security system. If you can’t guarantee that all the devices of your employees are secured with advanced security features like multifactor authentication, compliance review and network security checks then you are taking a big risk. When our Managed IT team explains cloud solutions to our clients, we always drive the point that the cloud’s strongest advantage is the security that cloud solutions provides. Nerds Support’s data centers are heavily monitored and constantly scanned to make sure your company files stay safe. Our Business IT Support team also makes sure your company files are secure, so you may work from any place, at any time, with complete ease. Our cloud ran efficiently with no problems in 2017 and it is just as ready to take on Cyber Security.
3. Business Continuity:
How many businesses shut down after a hurricane hits? During 2017, South Florida hit a major setback with Hurricane Irma
. Businesses were left in the dark for anywhere between days up to weeks, leaving Miami business owners anxious to get back to work. But at Nerds Support, all the company’s clients were able to continue running their business through the hurricane. This was because Nerds Support’s servers were running at 100% capacity before, during and after the hurricane. That meant that nothing happened to all of our clients’ company data and even if their workplace was inaccessible, employees could have just opened their laptops from other locations and resumed working. If you cannot operate under these conditions you are risking your business. Companies like Twitter, Square and Facebook are committing to a fully remote business model. Other companies like Goldman Sachs are looking into partially remote operations. That is because the world is waking up to the tentative nature of a business that depends on an office space to function. Look around at all the retail stores that close down after a natural disaster or the COVID-19 outbreak. All of the major outlets and shopping malls that depended on their physical store to generate profit. However, we don’t have to look at the retail industry to see the breakdown of the old model. CPA firms have struggled to migrate to the cloud and, therefore, integrate themselves to a remote work environment. Some firms that had adopted the cloud partially are limited. As this article
in the Journal of Accountancy points out, firms that successfully migrate to the cloud are safer, more secure, more efficient and more productive as a result. Business continuity ensures your business survives through any unpredictable event. You wouldn’t buy a house without doors. You shouldn’t have a business without a business continuity plan.
If you want to have a business IT strategy for 2018, you need to make sure it includes the following:
- Data Backups
- Cloud Security
- Business Continuity
As a business owner, it’s easy to understand why developing an IT strategy from scratch can be difficult. But Cyber security is going to be so important, that it will be irresponsible to not have an IT Strategy on hand. The good news is that with Nerds Support, developing an IT strategy is as simple as making a phone call or visiting a website. Nerds Support’s clients are some of the most secure businesses in South Florida and our Business IT Support team is ready for anything cyber threats have in store. Call us today
to see how you can kick off your year with a customized IT strategy.