Subject: 60% of small businesses go out of business after a data breach
Hello potential client,
As your trusted IT advisor, I want to make sure you are aware of the growing threat of cybercrime and data breaches.
Breaches happen to small companies
We hear about data breaches in the news including Target, Home Depot and Sony but did you know that a Verizon study found that 71% of data breaches happen to companies with less than 100 employees?
Data Breaches can be deadly Not only do data breaches happen to small companies but the impact could be much greater. A National Cyber Security Alliance Study found that 60% of small to midsize companies go out of business within 6 months of a data breach. The costs and reputation damage of a data breach may be too much to recover from.
Employees are your weakest link
As your trusted IT advisor, we have taken steps to protect your company’s network and systems. We have installed a network firewall, regularly patched your computers with vendor security patches and have deployed anti-virus software. But technology alone is just a fraction of the steps needed to fight against cybercrime and data breaches. IBM found that 95% of data breaches are caused by human error. That makes your employees your weakest link in terms of cyber security.
Employees need cyber security training. In order to minimize the risk of data breaches, companies need to focus on the cause of 95% of data breaches – their employees. The best way to minimize data breaches is to train employees to recognize possible threats.
Introducing our employee security training
We are excited to announce our employee security training. The training is interesting and engaging and makes extensive use of multimedia. Employees will learn about phishing scams, ransomware, phones scams and the dangers of public Wi-Fi. The training hits a broad range of security topics.
Learn more about our exciting new employee security training.
If you have any questions, please let me know.
Troy Williams – Cyber Security Investigator