SMEs are increasingly being targeted by cybercriminals because they are less well protected than larger enterprises. Effective baseline protection is therefore of central importance. Well informed employees who understand all the dangers are equally important, however, as human error is responsible for 90 percent of all successful cyber attacks.
Responsibility for IT security cannot be delegated. In Switzerland, the Board of Directors and Management Board can ultimately be held responsible for the consequences of an attack. The consequential costs resulting from a successful ransomware attack, for instance, can be significant, potentially leading to the bankruptcy of a company. IT security is therefore a strategic risk consideration. SMEs gain the greatest benefit from IT security solutions that manage the greatest risks without significantly increasing IT complexity. Managed offerings, which work effectively without requiring expertise, are a good option.
Swisscom: A good security partner for your SME
Proven security expertise
We have more than 300 security experts and draw on many years of experience.
We take care of all aspects of IT security, reducing the complexity for you.
A full-service solution
Our IT security solutions are automatically updated and offer up-to-date protection at all times.
36% of Swiss SMEs have already been the victim of a serious cyber attack.
By 2024, a third of all SMEs will be affected by successful cyber attacks every quarter, impacting operations for at least a week.
IDC, IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Small and Medium-Sized Business 2022 Predictions, 2021
56% of Swiss companies name cyber attacks as one of the three biggest threats to their business.
Allianz, Allianz Risk Barometer 2021
Security information for SMEs
Some simple guidelines and tips to better protect your company.
External partners can often support SMEs in finding their IT security solution. This guide shows how responsibilities are clearly defined and which questions you have to ask.
The biggest IT security challenges facing SMEs
Identify and eliminate vulnerabilities
You want an independent and competent assessment of the current state of your IT security as a basis for the development or revision of your IT security concept as well as for investment and project planning.
All-round protection for IT systems, network and data
You want to reduce the risk of an IT failure as much as possible and protect your IT and data. However, you lack the necessary IT security expertise and the resources.
Data and IT recovery
You want to make sure that your operations do not come to a standstill in the event of an IT disruption; for example, if data, programs or the IT infrastructure are no longer available due to hacker attacks, server failures, power failures or ransomware.
Risk-based approach for greater IT security
The first step towards greater IT security starts with a risk assessment. We and your IT partner will be happy to support you.
What needs protecting and why? What is the probability of occurrence and likely extent of the damage?
Which risks need to be prevented using technical and organisational measures?
Which risks can be delegated through outsourcing, service level agreements or cyber insurance?
What is the maximum loss of data and downtime that can be knowingly accepted?
Local service whenever you need it
Local IT partners will advise you on our products and services and provide implementation support.
How can we support you? Get in touch with us for a no-obligation consultation with our security experts.