Why you should care
80% of organizations faced a cyberattack last year
$4.5 million - average cost of a data breach for Canadian businesses
95% of cybersecurity breaches are due to human error
Cybersecurity in medium-sized businesses and organizations
95% of cyberattacks succeed because of human error (1). Because just a single click can move a whole organization into deep troubles, technology alone won’t keep us safe. Firewalls, encryption, and antivirus are part of the equation. For successfully facing cyber attacks, cybersecurity in medium-sized businesses and organizations must involve every single user.
As users are the weakest link in cyber protection, SME businesses need them trained and ready. Prepared teams will hardly fall into social engineering traps. In other words, it employees and users the ones clicking on, shouldn’t we reinforce their readiness? Think about this: there is a cyberattack every 39 seconds (2). In 2020, 80% of businesses, non-profits, and public administrations faced a cyberattack (3). Not a minor business: the average cost of a data breach is $4.5 million (4).
At POPP3R Cybersecurity, we enforce that teams are alerted, trained, and updated to identify and turn down cyberattacks. We continuously track users’ preparedness, develop new training tools, and update content. As a consequence, we can always teach the latest social engineering tricks. Moreover, we act as a tutor or academic advisor tracking their progress and improving their readiness. We make teams and organizations ready. Cybersecurity for medium-sized businesses and organizations is a team-based task.
Hackers do not rest, so do we.
How to get CyberSecure
1. Get your people trained (not just enrolled).
We will assess your team awareness level and design a training schedule tailored to your organization’s needs and size. One size doesn’t fit all. We will recommend you a training path and set up the teaching platform that best fits you. Once you approved it, we’ll run it for you.
While these are just necessary steps, they are not enough. Just like buying a textbook does not make you pass the test, you need to continuously track how well team members do it, how many of them skip it, what are the most common errors, what tests and activities they liked the most…
Think of us as a tutor tracking how each and every member of your organization becomes cybersecure.
We will get them trained and make your organization safer. Remember: 95% of cyberattacks succeed because of human error.
2. Search for vulnerabilities. Continuously. Automatically.
Vulnerabilities turn software into malware. Since systems and programs are repeatedly updated as potential flaws are detected, you need to run 24/7 automatic checks to be sure at every moment that your software does not keep hidden “holes”. Hackers search for them and, when found, systems are defenseless.
Yes, your IT team should take care of it but, wouldn’t you rather run automatic 24/7 vulnerability tests to be sure?
Remember, human error is behind 95% of cyberattacks (and most probably, your IT team is also human, isn’t it?).
3. Certify emails sources (in and outbound).
Phishing emails are getting more sophisticated and can already bypass security measures. Hackers are getting smarter. Good news: there are solutions that can guarantee the sender is who they say they are.
With simple real-time visuals, users are alerted if a suspicious email is detected so your team can email with confidence within your trusted network.
Since 90% of the emails we exchange are to/from the same people, your team can safely keep on working while being sure that threats will be detected. In real time!
4. Get a Cybersecurity Certification for medium-sized businesses.
CyberSecure Canada is the Government of Canada’s program for improving small and medium-sized organizations’ cybersecurity.
CyberSecure Canada helps to reduce cyberattacks’ impacts and lets certified organizations compete for business opportunities that require cybersecurity certification. Moreover, it will show your clients and stakeholders that your organization is safe and ready to successfully face any cyberattack.
Worth thinking about it before the competition does. We’ll take you there.
We know that for many SMEs and non-profits, budgets and costs are a bit of a concern.
That’s why we have partnered with several technological providers that allow us to offer you “the” solution that will work for you. We adjust our services to your organization’s needs and adapt them as you grow.
Some of our clients are charged as low as $1.95 per user/month (based on 25 users, KSAT Silver, yearly licensing cost). Is that too much? Start training your people for free.
Compare it with the average $4.5 million that a data breach will cost.
We will be happy to know more about your needs and adapt our services (and fees) to them.
1. ‘Human error was a major contributing cause in 95% of all breaches.’ IBM Cyber Security Intelligence Index Report.
2. Study: Hackers Attack Every 39 Seconds. A. James Clark School of Engineering, University of Maryland.
4. 2021 cost of a Data Breach Report. IBM.