Data breaches are incredibly expensive, especially for small businesses. From the direct costs of ransomware to operational downtime, a successful cyberattack can spell the end for an SMB.
But what’s the solution? Several things come to mind: backup and disaster recovery plans, firewalls, cybersecurity training, and network monitoring. However, these steps, both proactive and reactive, are only part of the story. Before installing new security software and rewriting policies, businesses can take important steps to understand where the security risks are.
This process is known as vulnerability testing, and it’s an essential part of an organization’s overall cybersecurity strategy.