Small businesses are the backbone of South Africa’s economy and account almost 91% of formalised business, provide employment to about 60% of the labour force and total economic output accounts for roughly 34% of GDP. In the RSA, small businesses are defined as businesses with 50 or fewer employees. Because of their size, small businesses often fall into a dangerous mind-set of believing they are too small to be the target of cyberattacks and assume they do not need a cyber security plan since hackers appear to be targeting only the “big corporates.” However, because more and more businesses are going online to increase their customer base, website security should no longer be ignored.
Hackers do not discriminate. All businesses, with or without online presence, should implement basic security measures, especially if they are handling client data. With no cyber security plan in place, it becomes an issue of “when,” not “if” a small business will be attacked. Even if a cyberattack doesn’t result in possible closure, if your customer’s data is comprised, your company’s reputation is tarnished.
Our Small Business Cyber Security Health Check Service has been specifically tailored for a Small Businesses, EME’s and SME’s, to rapidly assess their ability to identify, protect and defend their critical information against the most common forms of Cyber Attacks, helping to achieve a measurable reduction in risk.
Optionally, the Cyber Security Health Check, can also include a security penetration test, of your external and internal infrastructure identifying technical vulnerabilities and weaknesses within your IT and Business Systems.
Led by our certified security professionals, the Small Business Cyber Security Health Check provides a structured on- site assessment of key risk areas across your business covering people, process, technologies and procedures.