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If you’ve ever been to a night club, then you’ve probably encountered a bouncer or two. They’re there for a good reason: a keen eye and some good protection are the key to keeping party guests in line. Automated cyber security operates on your systems much like bouncers at a party or a nightclub do: it makes sure only invited guests are allowed in and monitors everyone in case of trouble, quickly ejecting an offending party and ensuring that everyone else has a great time (aka uninterrupted business growth and profitability).

5 cyber security recommendations for every small business

Why do cyber criminals target small businesses, when there are potentially fewer rewards for them?One reason is that when small businesses are in a ransomware predicament, they have to weigh up the costs of paying the criminals against not paying and experiencing downtime. Due to a lack of preparedness for a ransomware attack, sometimes the cost of paying the ransom works out cheaper.