According to a recent study by Ponemon Research Institute, 90% of all organizations surveyed have had a security breach in the last 12 months. More than half of the CEO’s of those companies breached felt their IT infrastructure was “moderately to well protected” from invasion prior to the security incident, but couldn’t elaborate as to what kind of protections they had in place or how they knew they were sufficient.

The unfortunate side of businesses becoming increasingly reliant on technology is that they are simultaneously becoming more vulnerable to security breaches and data loss. They’re also more likely to incur exorbitant expenses associated with disaster recovery efforts.

Statistics show the impact of the IT-related risks impacting SMBs (small to medium size business) in profound ways:

48% of SMBs have experienced data loss as a result of improper data backup and/or inadequate disaster recovery plans.

Almost a quarter of SMBs are likely to declare a disaster in any given five-year period.

The average total cost of damages and recovery for an SMB that incurs a disaster is $1.4 million.

Every hour of downtime costs an SMB an average of $145,000.

90% of SMBs have experienced a security breach within the last year.

59% of SMBs have suffered two or more security incidences in that same time period.

41% of SMBs reported the security breach they experienced resulted in $500,000+ in combined expenses.

Without knowing the risks and vulnerabilities lurking within a company’s IT infrastructure, it’s nearly impossible to know for sure how secure or stable it really is, let alone develop an appropriate remediation and ongoing management strategy. Our IT Assessment will reveal any deficiencies and risk factors so they can be objectively addressed, investigated and resolved before they become dangerous liabilities with detrimental and often business-threatening consequences. It will provide a clear picture of the vulnerabilities within an IT infrastructure so an optimized solution and maintenance plan can be developed, and hundreds of thousands of dollars in potential recovery and downtime costs can be averted.

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