IT security is essential for businesses, so it is hardly surprising that 69% of SME decision makers name it their most important priority alongside day-to-day business.1 Contrary to what one might expect, SMEs are often the target of hacker attacks: in 2017, one third of all Swiss SMEs fell victim to cyber attacks.2 The consequences can be serious, often including system failures, loss of data and financial losses, not to mention damage to a company’s reputation. However, the security risk posed by careless or insufficiently sensitised employees should not be underestimated either.
On this page, you will find immediate assistance and tools to optimise your IT security, additional information and articles – indeed, everything you need to know about IT security for SMEs.
SMEs often make a soft target for hacker attacks. Their IT security is often inadequate, and these vulnerabilities can be swiftly and shamelessly exploited. In recent years, a number of Swiss companies have fallen victim to ransom demands in the region of CHF 200,000.– or more. Here are just a few recent examples:
Fire, water damage or hardware defects on local servers can permanently destroy data if there is no up-to-date backup in the cloud. Data in the cloud is protected from such environmental influences. Courtesy of the highest tier-4 security standards at Swisscom data centres, complete redundancy, geographical distance and a dual power supply, the data is as secure as possible.
Even the very best security measures are worthless in the face of careless or insufficiently aware users. Here are just a few, not uncommon examples of how data can be lost: accidental deletion of important documents or entire directories, overwriting current data when restoring a back-up, phishing or social engineering, careless use of social media, poor maintenance of personal devices, contaminated USB sticks. Proactive awareness-raising among all employees is therefore essential. Start right now with our e-learning on IT security.
1 IDC Multi-Client-Projekt - Executive Brief, Swiss IT 2018
2 NZZ, 2017
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