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Don’t be a Sitting Duck. Keep Your Small Business–and Your Employees–Safe and Secure

December 4, 2019

Originally featured in SBAM’s FOCUS Magazine

Many small business owners don’t believe they are targets of hackers, cybercriminals or identity thieves and effectively, as a result, they become sitting ducks. Just because small business cyber attacks aren’t reported as often as large-scale incidents, doesn’t mean they don’t happen. In truth, small businesses are impacted by 43 percent of all cybercrime and 60 percent of small companies go out of business within six months after a cyber attack.

These statistics are scary. Still, many small businesses don’t come up with thorough prevention measures or a reaction plan to secure their data. The reason being that many small business owners don’t have the time, resources or funding to protect themselves. However, SBAM has an affordable, comprehensive solution for you to take immediate steps to prevent an attack.

The SBAM Cybersecurity Risk Assessment Tool uses a series of questions and weighted answers to help you pinpoint the areas in your business that make sensitive information vulnerable to cyber attacks.

Based on your results, you will learn the location of your weak spots and will be given direction on how to strengthen your infrastructure.

Not only is your small business at risk of cyber attacks, your employees and their family members are susceptible too. Last year, 14.4 million Americans experienced identity fraud. As an employer, you share the responsibility in protecting your employees against data breaches, security incidents and identity theft.

Research suggests that as much as 30 to 50 percent of identity theft begins at a victim’s workplace. Criminals accomplish this through a variety of sophisticated strategies including email phishing scams, data hacking and credit card theft.

SBAM has teamed up with InfoArmor to offer employer-sponsored Identity Theft Protection to proactively monitor the information, accounts and transactions related to your employees’ identity in order to spot fraud at its earliest signs.

If your employees or one of their family members do become the victim of fraud or theft, InfoArmor is dedicated to helping them through every stage of resolving it and will reimburse them for any out-of-pocket costs.

With SBAM, you can do everything possible to protect your business and your employees, and if necessary, recover from the damage caused by hackers, cybercriminals and identity thieves. Do not just sit idle and allow yourself to be a target. Contact us today at (800) 362-5461 or visit our website for more information.

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