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By: Chris Wilhelm
In 1871, the Great Chicago Fire caused the destruction of nearly 3.3 square miles of the metropolitan Chicago area, the loss of 100,000+ resident homes, and the deaths of over 300 people. In commemoration of this devastating event, National Fire Prevention Week was established to act as an annual reminder of the importance of fire safety education and awareness.
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month and we are getting involved. As a technology services organization, our experts want to help raise awareness on the realities of cyber-attacks. The fact is that a cyber-attack can happen to anyone and to any business, no matter the size, everyone and everything is a target. In fact, statistics show that over 44% of small businesses reported being the victim of a cyber-attack, costing them an average of $9,000 per attack. Statistics also show that almost 59% of SMB owners do not have a contingency plan for when they experience a data breach.
Search SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) on Google and you will find SIP Service, SIP Trunking, VoIP Service, Hosted IP, etc. With so many definitions out there, it’s hard to really know what it is and what it can do for your business – luckily we are here to clarify.
As stories of data breaches fill our news feeds daily, security should be the focal point of all business IT plans. Unfortunately, for some small and medium-sized businesses this is not the case. Firewalls are purchased and installed for the sole purpose of securing the business network and are left in the back closet to do so for the next 3-5 years. Many owners of small and medium-sized businesses don’t have the time or the resources for regular maintenance. They assume the firewall is serving its purpose, because after everything is working. Until it’s not…..leaving your business’s data more susceptible to hackers, viruses, etc. If time and resources are the reasons behind outdated or unmaintained technology, how can owners of small and medium-sized businesses make sure their network is secure? Enter – firewall as a service.