We have all heard about security breaches in big firms such as Target and Amazon, but, what we do not hear about are all the small to medium sized businesses that are attacked daily. Did you know that 3 out of every 5 cyber-breach victims are small and medium sized businesses? It is estimated the average out-of-pocket cost for a breach is $38,000, and many companies that experience a breach never recover from them.

You may be asking yourself, why would anyone want my data? Isn’t my business too small to be of any interest to cyber criminals?

The answer is a simple one – No. Small businesses are considered low hanging fruit because they frequently have weaker defenses against attackers. This makes you a target for hackers that want to steal your data for the purpose of stealing credit card information, applying for loans, filing false tax returns, making fake IDs, and the list goes on and on.

Your next question may be – How can I protect my business?

The answer: Proper security products designed for your business and budget, proper security procedures, regular maintenance and continuous monitoring of your network. Some companies may not have the man power or expertise to be able to commit to routine managed services and consistent monitoring and should consider subscribing to Managed Services from a computer security professional.

What do Managed Services and monitoring entail, you ask?

Managed Services include the proactive management of security products, backup solutions, and overall network/computer health. The major distinction between managed service and IT support is the proactive delivery of this service. IT support tends to be a reactive service, occurring after a problem develops. The goal of a Managed Service is to prevent the problem from occurring. DCR offers a range of managed services. Adding us as your Managed Services provider is like having your very own IT department at your fingertips.

For questions about managed services or other services we offer, call your DCR Sales Rep at 918-436-1830