81
% of small business' antivirus solutions that do not protect against malware & exploits
Malware
10310
$ spent per medium ransomware payout
Ranson ware payout
400
% increase in phishing attacks since 2017
Phishing Attacks
60
% of small business that fold within 6 months of a cyber attack
Business

The Internet is Becoming The Wild West For Cyber Criminals

Hardly another days passes without some report of a new cyber crime and it is not just the large corporations who are getting hacked and blackmailed.  Individuals and small business have become a prime target, due to the lack of education, technology and due diligence.

While smaller companies may not have the resources or data of large companies with large IT support staff, they do have valuable business data such as customer information.  Many have unprotected connections into larger corporations which the hackers exploit (2013 Target data breach was accessed through a small HVAC company).

Understanding how to protect yourself is so critical in 2019. Many think it will never happen to me.  If you have employees, your chances of being hacked and exploited increase exponentially! Learning to protect yourself can go a long way in mitigating your risk.

So many acronyms!  I am not sure what they all mean?

How Do You Protect Yourself and Your Business?

Knowledge is the key.  You do not need a computer science degree to protect your assets. What you do need is a basic understanding of the problems and potential solutions. Many of the solutions do not take a lot of money to implement.  The modern hacker is going beyond typical hardware protections such as filters and firewalls and delving into the realm of social engineering.  People are the problem. The more employees you have the higher risk of a security breach.

Needless to say physical security, network infrastructure and software management is still very important, but the small business owner must have a general knowledge of cyber security protection just like they need to have basic business skills.  Are your IT staff or contractors protecting your security interests?  How do you know, if you do not know how it works? So much of the cyber crime goes beyond hardware and software protections and most IT companies in small business are not focused on this.

Participate in Code Vapor’s ‘Small Business Cyber Security Crash Course’

Most people can make time for a critical 1 hour training class.   This class is designed for busy, concerned individuals, small business owners and their staff who want to protect their hard earned assets.  As an added bonus, all this important information can be used to protect your family at home.

Free for business enrolled in the Level 3 support option. Normally $49/employee. Group rates available.

 Take our free 10 question quiz and test your cyber security knowledge!

How Did You Do On The Quiz?

ScoreComment
9 – 10Very good! You have a basic undesrstanding, now learn advanced techniques so you can be better prepared.
7 – 8Above Average. You are still at risk for some advanced cyper scams.
6 – 7Average Knowledge. You know the basics but cyber criminals are one step ahead of you.
3 – 4Below Average. If you have not been hacked yet, luck has been on your side!
0 – 2Danger. Best to give up computing now or get some serious training!

Small Business Cyber Security Crash Course

What You Will Learn:

  1. Preventing Ransomware and How to Recover from an Attack
  2. Understanding and Preventing Phishing Attacks
  3. Best Realistic Password Strategy for 2019
  4. Social Engineering Hacks Used Today
  5. Protecting Yourself Remotely
  6. Physical Security Every Business Should Have
  7. Critical Hardware Devices You Need
  8. Dos and Don’ts For Everyday Business

Your Instructor For This Class

Allan Smith
Chief Technology Strategist, Code Vapor LLC

Mr. Smith has over 35 years experience in managing large IT departments across many business lines including healthcare, manufacturing and education. He has taught corporate executives and small business owners how protect their investments through the cost effective use of state of the art technologies.

With his engineering degree and love for all things technology based, he loves to work with robotics, design smart homes and teach coding classes.

With the increase in cybercrime he helps large companies achieve SOC 2 certification and trains smaller companies to be better prepared to protect their assets though security awareness training and low cost security audits.


Member of Information Systems Security Association