Small businesses are often the most vulnerable to online attackers because they suffer from low self-esteem
Suwanee, GA (Vocus) August 1, 2009
Guidance Consulting, a technology support provider with a focus on vulnerability protection for small and large businesses, urges all small business owners to readdress their current infrastructure and network security measures to meet growing threats to their bottom line.
"Small businesses are often the most vulnerable to online attackers because they suffer from low self-esteem," says Ronald Gottilla senior consultant at Guidance Consulting. "Basically, they think they're too small to be targets or that any damages caused by malicious software can be easily recouped. But the reality is that neither of these concepts is true."
So many of today's vulnerability threats are automated, meaning that they don't discriminate between businesses. A virus meant to infect a company's network isn't going to care if it's accessing a Fortune 500 company or a small mom-and-pop shop selling sweaters online. Many of them are designed to self-propagate and get in wherever they can - and the mom-and-pop shop is much less likely to have a layer of protection where it's needed the most.
There is also the matter of costs associated with vulnerability protection and damages caused when that protection fails. Damages associated with viruses, hackers, malware, and other programs extend into billions of dollars each year. Whether it's from a loss of information, a loss of time, a loss of productivity, or even lawsuits due to insecure information on the part of clients and employees, the damages that can be caused by a single virus are enough to bring entire small businesses to a halt.
"These days, having a company like Guidance Consulting taking care of your online security needs is a lot like having someone come to your store to put a deadbolt on the door," asserts Gottilla. "No matter how small your business, you wouldn't leave your door unlocked at night. So why would you leave your network unprotected, as well?"
From websites and online storefronts to more detailed networks and company infrastructures, there is no technology too large or too small to benefit from vulnerability protection. In today's digital age, small businesses simply need to incorporate security consulting and services into their business plans. And with companies like Guidance Consulting offering special packages for small business owners, the price tag isn't nearly as high as one might expect.
About Guidance Consulting
Guidance Consulting is a technology solutions firm offering a range of services related to technology, infrastructure development, and general information technology consulting.
For over 15 years, Guidance Consulting has been delivering profitable technology results to everything from small, private firms to Fortune 500 companies. In addition to meeting employment and staffing needs, Guidance Consulting implements a wide range of IT solutions that help companies to cut costs, increase productivity, and avoid damages associated with vulnerability issues to get the most out of the current technologies available for businesses of all sizes.
For more information on making Guidance Consulting a part of your company's IT support team, visit their website at http://www.guidance-consulting.com.
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