Cybersecurity threats are on the rise today. According to a report from Cybersecurity Ventures, the damage caused by cybercrime will reach up to $6 trillion annually by 2021. Protecting your business from the chances it will fall victim to an attack or be forced to close, as a result, has never been more important.

In addition to financial data loss or having intellectual property stolen, a breach can end up causing a business its reputation and future validity.

To protect their valuable assets, businesses are stepping up spending on cybercrime defenses. Spending is expected to exceed $1 trillion from the time period of 2017-2021 as businesses fight fiercely against these crimes.

As we enter a new decade, it’s time to get your business priorities and protections in place for 2020.

Here are 3 places to start.

Tip # 1: Understand Current Threats

You can only get ahead of what’s happening when you understand and are aware of the threats. Thanks to online media and the speed of the web, getting alerts and notifications of new breaches as they unfold is only a mouse click away.

Tip # 2: Invest in Disaster Planning & Training

You can only protect yourself when the people access your network and working on your devices are armed with how to do so. Training isn’t just for new employees. Cybersecurity awareness training offered as part of a welcome package and then an ongoing refresher for staff will ensure everyone remains on board with making sure the business’s private information stays protected at all costs.

Tip # 3: Work with an IT Managed Services Provider

One of the most effective ways to protect your security is with managed services. This is a team that works proactively and focuses on protecting you around the clock. They perform tasks like back-ups, data encryption, and real-time threat prevention steps. They monitor your IT infrastructure closely and help to stop you from falling victim – and best of all, your team can focus on their core tasks.

ASG Information Technologies provides small and mid-sized companies enterprise-level IT support and network security services that collects real-time information from devices on your network and ensure nothing risky slips by.

Want to learn more? Contact us today!