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For most small to medium sized businesses (SMBs), cybersecurity may seem like a complicated and daunting task that is only for larger businesses with lots of funds, but this isn’t the case. In fact, in 2020, 43% of all cybercrime happened to small and medium sized businesses. 61% of all SMBs reported that they were part of some type of cyber attack. Hackers and unscrupulous people deliberately target SMBs as they have less resources to protect themselves. Security breaches for SMBs will result in downtime, but the less backup and protection, the longer a business will be down for. In addition, 60% of SMBs faced with a cyber attack of some capacity ended up closing shop entirely due to cyber-related incident. This article will help a business regroup and evaluate whether their current environment could withstand a cyber attack.

There are a lot of aspects to cybersecurity, and what parts will be important to your and your company will depend entirely on what type of business you are and what your goals are. But all companies house important documentation, like employee’s personal identifiable information, that must be protected from external (digital and physical) forces. It isn’t just knowing that your passwords are protected either, as an outdated server or a badly trained employee may also expose the company to equal risk.

Cybersecurity Checklists

As a professional cybersecurity company who prides themselves on our comprehensive cyber solutions, we have a proven and repeatable way to gauge and understand cybersecurity, which includes comprehensive checklists as well as our new cybersecurity penetration tests. Our provided checklist in this article reviews all aspects of IT that a SMB needs to consistently keep in mind to reduce risk of a cyber attack. In this article, we are providing a brief overview to review at a high level, but if you would like to take our fully comprehensive cybersecurity quiz, the full quiz can be found at KPI Fact Finder. After submission, we provide you your responses as well as our recommended solutions. These solutions are provided for free, to help SMBs understand what they need to implement for a healthier IT environment. Click here to go to the Quick Quiz.

Cybersecurity Penetration Tests

Our other solution is a new product- a cybersecurity penetration test. A cybersecurity penetration test is a secure, controlled way to assess how your systems would respond to a cyber threat. Imagine, your company would get to see in real time the vulnerabilities a hacker would gain access to. The penetration test is a living, breathing test that is updated as often as hackers find new vulnerabilities. It is regularly updated to include the same types of “attacks” that are reported in the news.

How a mini cybersecurity penetration test works:
  1. Click- KPInterface would send you what is called an “executable” which simulates when someone clicks on a link in a phishing email.
  2. Run- The executable will run in the background and collect data while you continue to work.
  3. Analyze- The results get automatically sent to our systems, which KPI analyzes and returns back to you with our recommendations.

Why trust KPI to administer a mini pen test?

It may seem counterintuitive to let someone into the networks you are trying to protect, but we have written agreements about what actions can and cannot perform during a penetration test, and each test is signed off by the business owner. KPInterface prides ourselves on our business practices with 15 years in the IT business, and a previous winner of the Philadelphia’s 100 award for growing businesses, as well as nominated best IT provider in Monco for two (running for a third) year in a row.  We provide this cybersecurity tool free of charge to the public because we truly believe that understanding your IT environment (and its vulnerabilities) is essential for running a successful business, especially as the threat of a cyber attack for SMBs grows on a daily basis.

A bonus to our test is that they are customizable- our mini penetration test will look at only one or two aspects of your environment, or you could build out as you see fit for your organization. For example, our partner Galactic gives examples of how the test can be utilized, like “testing a client or prospect environment, you are probably getting your client to see what data is impacted when someone clicks a link. If you are testing M365, firewall response, remote work infrastructure, you essentially are defining the scope and goal of the pen test prior to running the tools.” In general, the cybersecurity penetration test can be used to test for security patches, network and perimeter defense, identity and access management, potential data leaks, malware defense, and more.

If your organization is interested in a free mini cybersecurity penetration test, just fill out the Quick Quiz below and we’ll contact you soon for your tests!

Quick Quiz

Fill out the information below to receive our complimentary services. Please indicate which of our complimentary services you are most interested in and the best contact method.

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Is your network protected? (Ex: Firewalls, VPNs, etc)
Do you have email protection? (Ex: anti-spam, virus protection, email continuity, etc)
How is your LAN (local area network) environment? (Ex: patch updates, threat monitoring, endpoint security)
What is the state of your servers?
Do you have cybersecurity training in place? (Ex: end user training, phishing testing, dark web scans)
Does your company use 2FA?
Does your company use a password manager? (NOT browser password managers like Google)