Three Essential Cybersecurity Protections for Small Business, with Rick Higgins, TeamLogic IT
John Ray: [00:00:00] Hey, hello again, everyone, I’m John Ray with Business RadioX. And I’m here with Rick Higgins. Rick is with TeamLogic IT. And Rick, my question for you is, what are the three essential cybersecurity protections for small businesses?
Rick Higgins: [00:00:16] Thanks, John. Great question. Number one – and this is not an order of priority – but no one is the firewall. And the way to think about the firewall for a small business is that’s your front-door security. You got to keep that locked, and keep it set up and protected enough, so that the bad guys are moving on past your house, so to speak, and moving on to somewhere else. You don’t want to be the low-hanging fruit.
Rick Higgins: [00:00:42] The second thing is endpoint protection. And that’s just a fancy nerd speak word or phrase for malware protection, and ransomware protection and virus protection. Of course, viruses are not really the concern or the fear so much these days as ransomware and malware is. And again, this is just to keep you from being the low-hanging fruit and keep you out of trouble with those bad guys.
Rick Higgins: [00:01:07] And then, the third thing – and we have found that most of our competition doesn’t do this, so this is really a differentiator for us – is email security filtering. And I’m talking about some real robust stuff to keep you out of trouble with spoofers, and spammers, and scammers that are trying to get to you through email. Last year, 40 percent of all ransomware that got into the small to medium business market came in by way of email. So, that just lets you know that the standard stuff that’s out there from Microsoft and whatnot just isn’t getting the job done.
Rick Higgins, President, TeamLogic IT
Rick Higgins is Owner and President of TeamLogic IT of Dunwoody, GA. Rick’s firm is part of a national network of locally-owned service businesses, providing comprehensive IT services to the small-medium sized business market.
They offer managed service for networking, cyber security, data and email, as well as hardware and software support in addition to a variety of consultation and preventative maintenance services. Rick’s personal and corporate philosophy is simple: Stand up, be bold, and tell the truth.
Rick Higgins is the host of “IT Help Atlanta.” You can find the show archive here.
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