Experts explain why cybersecurity is key for small businesses

    AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) – Wednesday, a member of the Biden Administration’s cabinet was in Augusta to discuss the importance of cybersecurity as business operations return to normal.

    IntelliSystems is in the business of protecting your business.

    “I think it’s important for small businesses to seriously review and exercise their accountability to find out how exposed we are,” said Chris Hurley, vice president of IntelliSystems. What will the attacker look at? “

    1s and zeros can look like dollar signs to hackers, and experts say it doesn’t make a difference to the type of business you run.

    “I’ve heard people say, ‘we don’t have state secrets,’ but the reality is that any organization has something very important to them in business. And that’s what criminals aim for,” he said.

    The Small Business Administration came from Washington DC to discuss the impact cybersecurity … or shortages … could have on small businesses.

    “Small businesses are the target of cyber killers,” said Isabella Guzman, administrator of the US Small Business Administration. We want to make sure we can protect them and raise their level of network health. “

    They were briefed by the Georgia Cyber ​​Center for the latest information on what threats could put companies at risk.

    “We wanted to strengthen our knowledge of cybernetics and cyberspace for our small businesses,” she said.

    They say that 88% of small businesses surveyed feel their businesses are vulnerable to cyberattacks.

    Meanwhile, experts at IntelliSystems say the pandemic has exposed even more vulnerabilities, as more companies shift to working remotely.

    “It’s the part that people have put together impromptu so they can really work without worrying about the security implications of that,” Hurley said.

    One wrong click or an insecure server can put your business in great jeopardy.

    Thankfully, there are experts who can make sure you don’t get hacked.

    The Small Business Administration hosts free webinars on cybersecurity.

    If you’re looking for a more personalized approach, you can meet IntelliSystems at their new location off Wheeler Road.

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