According to the US Small Business Administration, there were 30.7M small businesses in the US in 2019, with 59.9M small business employees who account for 47.3% of all total US employees. And yet, 43% of small companies don’t have any cybersecurity defense plan in place, while coronavirus-related scams are on the rise, says the United States Secret Service. Alarmingly, a recent study by cybersecurity company, BullGuard found:
- Even before the rapid move to remote work, 5% of SMB owners suffered from a cyber attack or data breach within the past year.
- Once breached, 25% of SMB owners stated they had to spend $10,000 or more to resolve the attack, which could be devastating for a small company – now more than ever.
In the wake of the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic, which has spurred a sudden and massive movement to work-from-home for many Americans, BullGuard is offering a free, three-month minimum BullGuard Small Office Security license for small businesses that need assistance managing their cybersecurity. There are zero financial obligations or credit card information required and the software supports up to 50 Windows, Mac and Android devices.
“Small businesses are operating in a very challenging position right now, making the sudden transition to working from home without the cybersecurity training, technologies or procedures that are commonplace within enterprise companies,” said Paul Lipman, CEO of BullGuard. “As a result, many companies are vulnerable to being compromised by cybercriminals who are exploiting the coronavirus pandemic with predatory instinct.”
The free, three-month minimum offer for BullGuard Small Office Security comes with zero financial obligations or credit card information required and the software supports up to 50 Windows, Mac and Android devices. The platform supports up to 50 Windows, Mac and Android devices and provides robust endpoint protection for desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones, making it perfect for mobile workforces to work safely on their devices from home.
Infographic from Bullguard.