CIT Announces New Cyber Security Offering
CIT brings enterprise level cyber security protection to small and mid-size businesses
By: Complete Interactive Technologies, Inc.
Small businesses have disproportionately been the victim of cyber security attacks. A study conducted last year by Verizon indicates that 58% of malware attack victims are small businesses. The percentage of small businesses experiencing a cyber attack in the past 12 months has also increased for the second straight year and reaching 61% in 2017, according to a report on SMB Cybersecurity by the Ponemon Institute.
Black hat hackers see small and mid-size businesses as easy targets due to a lack of cyber security investment. While small businesses may not offer the same valuable data cache of larger enterprises, their business data is still very valuable. Criminals seek employee and customer information that can be used for subsequent identity theft.
Cyber criminals attack small business using phishing, mobile apps, and malware advertising. Phishing uses fake links to get users to provide sensitive information, by posing as an authority. Hackers embed malicious links into emails, attachments or images usually leading to page requesting the input of sensitive information. Hackers are actively attacking mobile devices through third party apps, malware and unsecured WiFi. Malware advertising uses fake ads directing victims to malicious sites or downloads also continue to be a favorite of cyber criminals.
In response to the increase in cyber crime CIT, Southeast Michigan's premier provider of business security solutions, has increased its arsenal of cyber security solutions. "These threats all point to the importance of SMBs consulting with an expert in cybersecurity,"
About Complete Interactive Technologies, Inc.:
CIT is an IT managed services provider offering structured cabling, network infrastructure, cloud migrations, mobility, business phone systems, and business security systems to mid-size and small businesses. CIT will keep your business premises, network, communications, and IT systems secure, optimized and available. We're big enough to offer the technology and services you need, while acting small providing local implementation and ongoing support. Learn more at www.entirelybiz.com or contact us at 586-439-2000.