Cybersecurity is important for organizations of all kinds and sizes, including SMEs. Cyber-criminals are increasingly targeting SMEs, including to obtain information about their customers and business partners and to access the systems and data of their business partners. Cyber-attacks can cause SMEs to suffer potentially devastating financial losses and liabilities. However, comprehensive cybersecurity programs can be expensive and time consuming to implement and beyond the financial and human resources means of many SMEs.
SMEs have also become top targets for ransomware. A stunning 100% of IT professionals reported they had seen Windows systems infected by ransomware, as reported in Datto’s State of the Channel Ransomware Report. Ransomware typically encrypts your files and promises to decrypt data after a ransom payment. The collaborative capabilities of most organizational software make ransomware defense more challenging.