11 security questions every IT pro needs to know the answer to

Many small businesses believe they fly under hackers’ radar and aren’t worth attacking like the larger targets. As it turns out, it’s the exact opposite. Around 50% of all attacks are aimed at small businesses rather than mid-size or large companies. Hackers find small businesses to be the ideal targets since small businesses don’t typically have the resources multi-national Fortune 500 companies have.

Did you know that 60% of small businesses close up shop within six months of a cyberattack? They simply can’t afford the recovery process like a larger company could.

Headway Capital knows this, as it works frequently with small businesses as a credit provider. It compiled some data into an infographic that outlines what questions you should ask so your company can be prepared. While its focus is on small businesses, these questions shouldn’t be unfamiliar to any IT pro at any sized company.

How can you stay protected?

These questions should be asked frequently and often. They can be asked to initiate new policies and procedures at your company, or as a checklist to make sure users are following proper security procedures.

Sometimes the most basic steps are the ones that get overlooked… And that can end up costing a company big in the long run.

Courtesy of: Headway Capital