Cyberattacks are not limited to the likes of Sony, Target, and Home Depot.
In fact, smaller organizations are more likely to be attacked online. 60% of all malware attacks in 2014 targeted small to medium-sized businesses.
Information is only valuable as what you can do with it, so some industries are more of a target than others. Retail stores, banks, and accounting firms handle sensitive financial information that is particularly valuable to cybercriminals.
Your accounting firm should be aware of the many threats that are out there, and, more importantly, you need to know what you can do to stop these threats.
Millions of Threats
It’s impossible to overstate just how active the threat landscape is. Allow us to quantify the problem for you: in 2014 alone over 300 million new pieces of malware were created.
Imagine that: there’s just about one piece of less-than-a-year-old malware for every single citizen of the United States.
If everyone in America was trying to break into your office, countless bodies breaking all the glass, slamming themselves against every door, you’d be pretty worried, wouldn’t you? It sounds like some scene out of a zombie apocalypse fantasy…
Well, the virtual equivalent is a reality. Any one of those millions of threats could strike at any time, and the results can be devastating. It costs an average of $150 per file to recover from data loss, and while $150 might not seem like much right now, it will when you consider that thousands of files are usually compromised in a single attack.
Making matters worse is the fact that 80% of malware attacks are unique, and when a threat is unique signature-based antivirus software can’t do a thing to stop it.
That’s how we help your accounting firm. We know how to compensate for antivirus software’s limitations and provide you with truly effective protection.
OffSite IT will protect your data and save you from the costly consequences of data loss. Contact us at (866) 828- or 6674info@offsiteIT.com for more information about exactly what we will do for your accounting firm.