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Essential SMB Cybersecurity Preparation

Essential SMB Cybersecurity Preparation

SUMMARY

To help SMBs identify some of the essential threats that they need to focus on, Devolutions has teamed up with Petri to produce a new white paper entitled “Essential SMB Cybersecurity Preparation.”

Strengthening cybersecurity is a top priority for many SMBs. However, implementing an effective cybersecurity strategy has never been more challenging. Key reasons for this include:

  • Over the past few years, as part of their digital transformation effort, many organizations have updated their systems and tools. As a result of these updates, new devices and technologies that don’t always fit into the traditional security model have appeared on the scene.
  • The emergence of Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS) has fueled the rise in ransomware attacks. The Devolutions State of IT Security in SMBs in 2022/23 survey revealed that ransomware is now the #1 threat that SMBs are most concerned about.
  • The pandemic fueled a rapid and massive increase in the remote workforce. This has greatly increased the size of the attack surface and unleashed a range of new threat vectors.

What’s more, strengthening cybersecurity in an effective and sustainable way is NOT just a technology project: it is now a fundamental business requirement. According to research by IBM and the Ponemon Group, the cost of a data breach for organizations of all sizes has surged to an average of $4.24M (all figures USD) per incident, which is the highest amount ever recorded. And focusing exclusively on SMBs, the financial toll of a cyberattack can range from $120,000 to $1.24 million per incident.

To help SMBs identify some of the essential threats that they need to focus on, Devolutions has teamed up with Petri to produce a new white paper entitled “Essential SMB Cybersecurity Preparation.”

The white paper provides insights and recommendations about:

  • Assessing IT security and cybersecurity threats
  • Implementing Privileged Access Management (PAM)
  • Promoting security awareness for end users

The white paper is available on demand. No sign-up or email address is required. Click here to download [PDF] now.

Laurence Cadieux

Hello! My name is Laurence Cadieux, and I’m a Communication Specialist here at Devolutions. My role includes overseeing the content strategy and development of our blog, managing the content and communication for our VIP advocate platform “Devolutions Force,” and working closely with our PR partners around the world. I also handle our off-site content opportunities (magazines, journals, newspapers, etc.). Academically, I have a bachelor’s degree in marketing. When I’m not working, I sing in a band, and I enjoy watching my favorite movies again and again. I also love cooking, and during the pandemic, I became a bread expert — I can now bake the most amazing key lime pie on earth (if I do say so myself!). Plus, I recently discovered LEGO and there is no turning back — I’m hooked! I’m always happy to help, and you can reach me directly at lcadieux@devolutions.net.

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