Indianapolis Businesses Targeted as Ransomware Viruses Spread Across U.S.

Cybercriminals Are Targeting Indianapolis Small Businesses

Cyberattacks are a growing concern for businesses across the world. Indianapolis SMBs certainly are not immune to these attacks. In fact, several small Indianapolis companies have reported ransomware attacks, and many of these incidences resulted in long-term shutdowns. Disaster recovery is a term all businesses should be familiar with in this day and age. Healthcare organizations and local governments are amongst the most publicized targets as of late; however, small-to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are especially at risk.

Cybercriminals are casting a large net in hopes of causing damage to as many people as possible. Victims are often chosen at random, with hackers usually attacking those with the weakest defenses.

Is your business prepared?

Many small businesses are unprepared for cyberattacks, a crucial mistake that can lead to serious restraints on their operations. Under-investing in cybersecurity and failing to secure on-site systems are two major factors that many small businesses fail to recognize in the fight against cyberattacks. By understanding cybersecurity challenges and the serious consequences of an attack, small business owners can equip themselves to better protect their businesses.

Why should you protect yourself?

Cybercrime is the most serious obstacle that companies face with their online operations—especially small businesses. 58% percent of small businesses go out of business within six months of a cyberattack. For those businesses that manage to stay afloat, the process to reinstate a network is daunting. Most often, a specialized security team is hired to clean up the mess. Along with delays in daily operations, the cost to restore a network can be substantial. Forbes calls cybercrime an ‘epidemic,’ with expected associated costs projected to reach $2 trillion by 2019.

With this growing ‘epidemic’ on our hands, it’s essential for businesses to be prepared. Disaster recovery has become all too common, and small businesses are more vulnerable to attacks than ever before. If your small business falls victim to an attack, what will be the cost to recover…if you can recover at all. Braden Business Systems can keep Indiana-based companies up and running in the event of a cyberattack. Contact us today to let us help you protect your business against cybercriminals.