Protect Your Small Business with JSG Protect

JSG has recently launched a new offering to our clients called JSG Protect–a cybersecurity system to protect their company and data! Each week this December 2022, we will highlight a different industry that would benefit from using JSG Protect. This week, we want to focus on small businesses!

Why are small businesses targeted?

According to StrongDM, statistics show that small businesses are increasingly becoming the main targets for cyberattacks. Often, this happens because they are less likely to have strong cybersecurity if any! Many small businesses are under the false impression that cybercriminals would look over them because of their size, but 46% of all cyber breaches impact businesses with fewer than 1,000 employees. Hackers are aware that small businesses still have data and money to steal, and they are often easier to target because they are not expecting attacks. According to Accenture, only 14% of small businesses are properly preparing themselves against cyber-attacks.

If you are a small business owner, it is crucial that you protect your business against these attacks. It could be the difference between your company thriving and being shut down overnight!

How can you protect your small business?

It is pretty safe to say that if you are not prepared, you will suffer from a cybersecurity attack. It is essential to educate your staff about best practices for keeping your company’s data safe. Password policies, data backups, and staff training are all great steps to keeping your company safe, but the key to being worry-free about your cybersecurity is to partner with professionals like those at JSG Protect. At JSG Protect, we have professionals that analyze your systems to ensure the best use and provide 24/7 active monitoring.

If you would like to learn more about our JSG Protect service offerings, visit our informational page here.

Insurance and JSG Protect

JSG has recently launched a new offering to our clients called JSG Protect–a cybersecurity system to protect their company and data! Each week this December 2022, we will highlight a different industry that would benefit from using JSG Protect. This week, we want to focus on insurance!

Why are insurance companies targeted?

The short answer to this question is—insurance companies are where the money and data are! Insurance companies have sensitive data pertaining to both their current and potential clients. This is a goldmine of information for cybercriminals to hold for ransom. Because the purpose of insurance companies is to pay out clients when they are in need, a cyberattack that brings down the whole system is not an option. Insurance companies cannot lose the trust of their clients, or their market value will plummet. Because of this, when insurance companies are infiltrated, many end up paying the ransom demanded of them in order to avoid service outages. The average cost paid by insurance companies that experience cybersecurity attacks is around $130,000

How can you protect your business?

Sometimes when you are unprepared for a cybersecurity attack, you do not realize it until it is too late. Get protections set up for your company, so you never have to wonder if your data is safe. Educating your staff about best practices for keeping your company’s data safe is essential. Password policies, data backups, and staff training are all great steps to keeping your company safe, but the key to being worry-free about your cybersecurity is to partner with professionals like those at JSG Protect. At JSG Protect, we have professionals that analyze your systems to ensure the best use and provide 24/7 active monitoring.

 

If you would like to learn more about our JSG Protect service offerings, visit our informational page here.

 

Real Estate and JSG Protect

JSG has recently launched a new offering to our clients called JSG Protect–a cybersecurity system to protect their company and data! Each week this December 2022, we will highlight a different industry that would benefit from using JSG Protect. This week, we want to focus on real estate!

Why are real estate companies targeted?

Real estate companies hold not only their customers’ and clients’ sensitive information but also their own valuable information on their own listings and even prospective buildings. There is a gold mine of information that cybercriminals are just waiting to get their (virtual) hands on. They know the data real estate companies are holding is sensitive and often pertains to high net worth/high profile individuals. This gives cybercriminals even more incentive to target real estate. 

Another thing that makes cybercrime on real estate so unique is a hacker’s ability to literally control a building. With the dramatic rise in IoT devices and smart homes, hackers can find a way into the internal web of the building and control it remotely. This could mean shutting down HVAC systems, locking doors, etc. This could shut down entire businesses and even pose a danger to employees. 

Cybercriminals will hold all of these factors mentioned over companies’ or individuals’ heads until they get what they demand. 

How can real estate companies protect themselves?

It is pretty safe to say that if you are not prepared, you will suffer from a cybersecurity attack. It is essential to educate your staff about best practices for keeping your company’s data safe. Password policies, data backups, and staff training are all great steps to keeping your company safe, but the key to being worry-free about your cybersecurity is to partner with professionals like those at JSG Protect. At JSG Protect, we have professionals that analyze your systems to ensure the best use and provide 24/7 active monitoring.

 

If you would like to learn more about our JSG Protect service offerings, visit our

informational page here.