At Vontainment, we understand the importance of cybersecurity training for small businesses. With an increasing number of cyber threats emerging every day, it’s crucial to have a strong understanding of how to protect your business and its data. Our cybersecurity training goes beyond just teaching your team how to identify potential threats. We work with you to implement adaptable training and policies that will help to eradicate cybercrime altogether.
top five causes of small business data breaches:
This is the leading cause of small business data breaches. It can include things like employees accidentally sharing sensitive information with the wrong person or leaving their laptops or devices unsecured. The cost of a data breach caused by human error can be significant, as it may involve legal fees, damage to the company’s reputation, and loss of customer trust.
Cyber attacks, such as malware, phishing scams, and ransomware, are a common cause of data breaches for small businesses. These attacks can be costly, as they may require businesses to pay a ransom to regain access to their systems and data, and they can also result in lost business and damage to the company’s reputation.
Small businesses may not always have the resources to invest in robust cybersecurity measures, which can leave their systems and data vulnerable to attacks. Inadequate security can result in data breaches that expose sensitive information and cause significant damage to the business.
Small businesses may also be at risk for data breaches due to physical theft of laptops, hard drives, and other devices that contain sensitive information. This type of breach can be costly, as it may involve the replacement of lost or stolen equipment and the potential loss of sensitive data.
Insiders, such as employees or contractors, may pose a threat to a small business’s data if they have access to sensitive information and misuse it. Insider threats can be difficult to detect and can result in significant damage to the business.
Overall, small business data breaches can be costly and damaging to a company’s reputation, customer trust, and bottom line. It is important for small businesses to prioritize cybersecurity measures to protect against these types of incidents.
Looking for Cybersecurity Training?
Our team will assess your operations and technology usage to identify potential security issues and help you implement necessary changes. We’ll also train your current staff and create a training manual for new hires. Our training adapts and grows with your business.
Many businesses must meet cybersecurity standards set by agencies such as the FTC, FCC, and SEC. Even if your business isn’t required to meet these standards, it’s important to prioritize cybersecurity to prevent ransomware, data leaks, and other consequences of cybercrime.
At Vontainment, we understand that most companies are hacked through social engineering tactics like phishing. That’s why our training helps your team recognize these attempts and avoid falling victim to them. With our comprehensive cybersecurity training, you can feel confident that your business is protected.
From Audits To Action; Training For Staff
With the information collected from audits, we can come up with different options to fix issues from systems, networking, or employee habits. Vontainment can create a plan of action to fit almost any budget. We specialize in small businesses and we know what is realistic for budgets and capabilities.
Vontainment specialize in open-source solutions and creative implementations. We can find ways to bring you enterprise cybersecurity at small business budgets. It costs nothing to call us, So contact us and see what we can do!
All training programs are unique but what makes the most difference is efficacy and how that’s implemented in the workplace. This means that anyone using a computer (which is just about everyone) should know how to identify phishing schemes and social engineering attacks. If these things are not easily identifiable, they may go overlooked and wreak severe havoc.
Empowering your employees to recognize common cyber threats can be beneficial to your organization’s computer security. Cybersecurity training teaches employees to understand vulnerabilities and threats to business operations. Your employees need to be aware of their responsibilities and accountabilities when using a computer on a business network. With the information at hand from our audits, we will design a cybersecurity training course for your team. This will include reading material and quizzes for staff, videos, and on-the-job cybersecurity training.
We also supply a compiled cybersecurity workflow booklet for new staff or refreshing memory. This will outline the common mistakes and solutions as well as the correct ways to perform tasks. We can also provide education packets to quiz and train new staff at later dates.
For true cybersecurity both staff, and infrastructure must be secured. Your network should be tested and checked for issues to prevent easy access by criminals. Terminated employees are another large risk, if set up correctly this too can be safeguarded against. Your workflow and team’s daily habits should be looked at for issues and common mistakes.
We offer both infrastructure hardening as well as workflow auditing and staff training. For local businesses in Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, North Port, and surrounding areas Vontainment offers customized cybersecurity consulting and training.
System And Computers Auditing
Vontainment will scan and investigate your system setups to make sure your computers and/or servers are set up and secured correctly. We will compile an extended audit to go over with you. As well as explain the issues we found and solutions to them. W can quickly upgrade and implement our recommended safety measures to secure your network without destroying your budget.
Workflow and Staff Auditing
We can also check your workflow and staff habits to make sure your team isn’t putting your business at risk. Watch, listen and ask questions to learn how your staff is going about business. We will see any areas of risk or places your team lacks the knowledge to be safe. We will present you with our extended audit to discuss. Our audit will outline any issues with your cybersecurity and our suggestions for team cybersecurity training.
Network And Infrastructure Auditing
Vontainment can check your network setup and well run standard penetration tests. We will thoroughly check for all issues and areas in need of improvement. We will present you and go over an extended audit of issues and different solutions that can be implemented.
Computer And Network Security
We can help you implement an enterprise-level network at small business budgets. Why settle for basic security? You CAN HAVE the same level of protection major companies have for a price your can afford.
Encryption, oversite, best practices, and security. Do you know how secure you are? Do you know how fast tech changes? What is secure this year will be vulnerable next year. Thankfully if done right you don’t need new equipment every year. The right solution is for updatable hardware that can be evolved for the time through its software. Adaptable solutions that lost longer between upgrade cycles to save your cash.
Cybersecurity is always on the rise and new threats are constantly emerging, so it’s necessary for training to be ongoing. The world is filled with technology and this makes our lives easier, but it’s critical that we know how to manage it and that we keep cybersecurity in our line of vision at all times. This means that cybersecurity training should be ongoing.
Keeping staff from forgetting or falling into bad habits after cybersecurity training can be hard. We offer customized packages for regular auditing quarterly, biannually, and annually. These are usually quicker and easier to perform and we can catch old and new issues and refresh training where needed. New hire training and regularly scheduled refresher training courses should be established in order to instill the data security culture of your organization.
Virtual Support And Training
We can set up personalized virtual support and training options. Create a package that fits your needs and budget or per session price. Virtual support, cybersecurity training, and computer assistance is an affordable option. Instead of an on-site IT staff or regular on-site work by an IT service contractor, we offer virtual help.
An easy-to-use solution, when you call us for the support we can send you a link to start your help session. Our team can share screens to either see your issue or to show you what to do. As our solution uses a web browser it works on all computers and since it doesn’t install software leaves no vulnerable remote desktop software on systems.
We can train new staff, fix issues, or implement assistance in other ways. By not having to have our team on-site, we can pass down great savings in support costs to you.
Cyber Security FAQ
The most important cybersecurity consideration your business can make is education. Make sure you and your staff know how hackers and hacking really works and how to recognize the warnings and prevent falling for fishing.
If you business deals with many employees and logins/credentials to services you need to consider a company password management system like bitwarden. This can be used to easily create secure passwords and manage employee logins.
Most business owners don’t understand real cybersecurity issues. Thanks to Hollywood most people have many misconceptions. Many feel they are safe as small local businesses and that they will not be targeted. Sadly hackers are not as media portrays, they are not people typing on a computer and breaking into targeted systems. Hackers use automation to first test potential targets, this automation can easily try thousands of random businesses big and small a day.
Hackers use automated bots to probe websites and online devices for software exploits and upon finding one the actual hacker then breaks in to see what is there. Best case they just corrupt the systems and data they find, worst they steal info, money or wipe out important systems your business depend on.
Many hackers use social engineering and fishing schemes to steal credentials that can be used to take down important systems, steal data or encrypt data for ransomed. For healthcare based businesses as well as others this can be a legal nightmare. Your customer’s information can be abused and you could be held liable.