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Today, threats are more sophisticated, more successful and more destructive than ever before. With ransomware, malware, phishing and social engineering threats at every corner, foundational security tools are no longer enough. In fact, according to a recent cyber readiness report, seven out of ten organizations fail the cyber readiness test that examines strategy quality and execution.

Who do cybercriminals target?

Nearly half of all cyberattacks are committed against small businesses.

Cybercriminals target the institutions we rely on for personal and business matters. It can happen at any given time to any company, industry or employee. Most of the time, cybercriminals can gain entry into your system by sending spear phishing emails with infected links or attachments that appear harmless. Once an employee clicks the link or downloads the attachment, it can spread like wildfire locking and encrypting the files on their PC.

  • In 2018, 43% of SMBs were targeted in cyberattacks
  • By 2023, over half of all the worlds data breaches will occur in the U.S.
  • The 5 most cyber-attacked industries are healthcare, manufacturing, financial services, government, and transportation with retail, oil & gas/energy, media, legal, and education rounding out the top 10 for 2019 to 2022

Research Study: The Evolving Cybersecurity Threat for SMBs
and How MSPs Can Mitigate the Risk

Organizations of all sizes are transforming to better serve their customers in a digital economy, distributing applications to public clouds to increase agility. Unfortunately, this has also created more complex IT environments. Organizations, or more specifically SMBs, recognize the need to invest in better solutions to protect them from attacks. But who can they turn to for help?

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How to Protect your Business

Single-vector protection can only stop threats at one stage of an attack. Multi-vector protection prevents infections that come from email, browsing, files, URLs, ads, social media, and connected devices like USB drives, as well as other blended threats with the potential to deliver malicious payloads, protecting users and devices across all the stages of an attack.

Your employees are often the first line of defense, which might be a scary thought. Along with teaching your staff about cyberthreats, it's important to proactively monitor your network and back up your data before a cyberattack occurs. Frequently check security software to ensure settings are accurate and up to date.

Sharp's layered approach to security involves proactive (policy management) and reactive (monitoring and response) protection targeting the following customer areas: perimeter security, network security, endpoint security, application security, and data security.

Sharp offers a layered approach to security. With advanced cybersecurity support backed by a team of experts utilizing up-to-date technology, we can proactively oversee your network 24 hours a day, seven days a week. With network monitoring and management, threat mitigation capabilities, compliance data reporting, data backup and more, Sharp is your one-stop shop for all your small to medium business IT and security needs.

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Sharp is currently guiding us through compliance standards, which gives our patients and their families the peace of mind that their information remains safely guarded at all times. Besides network solutions, Sharp is also our advisor on all things cybersecurity, and we fully trust in their incident response plan.

Gayle Keefer
Director and Founder, Pathways Speech and Language

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Most computer networks that we analyze have undetected problems that may lead to unauthorized access and costly interruption of business.

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