How Your Cybersecurity is Like Protecting Your House

When it comes to cybersecurity services, the number one question I get from small business owners is: “Do I really need all this cybersecurity stuff?”

You know you need some basic protections like a firewall or antivirus, but the rest just seems like overkill.

I get it. You don’t have an unlimited budget, and you don’t want to pay for a whole bunch of services that seem unnecessary.

Cybersecurity is Like Home Security

Here’s a helpful analogy. Think of your cybersecurity like protecting your house. How do you keep your home safe from someone who wants to break in?

The first thing you might say is: “I live in a safe neighborhood. I don’t have to worry about that.”

That might be true, but in the digital world, we don’t live in a safe neighborhood. Studies show that nearly half of breaches target small businesses, and 69% of SMBs have experienced a cyberattack that got past their defenses. Online, we’re all in the “bad part of town.”

An remember, even in a safe neighborhood, leaving your front door unlocked all the time makes you a much easier target if someone is up to no good.

What do you need to do to keep your house safe?

isometric illustration of home security measures

The obvious answer is lock your doors. Don’t make it easy for a criminal to just walk in.

That’s going to deter most casual criminals, but it’s not going to stop someone who is determined to break in.

Adding additional security measures like an alarm system, cameras, or a big dog deter criminals and help catch potential intruders.

The best cybersecurity is multi-layered

The same goes for cybersecurity, which is why we recommend a multi-layered approach.

Antivirus software alone is like locking your doors. It will block the most common threats, but it isn’t going to stop an experienced hacker.

Adding additional layers of security like multi-factor authentication, advanced threat detection, and credential monitoring helps you stop more threats and makes you a much harder target for cyber criminals.

Here’s the good news: an effective cybersecurity package doesn’t have to break the bank. We offer all the security basics you need at a affordable small business prices.

Contact us today for a consultation and a free quote.