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DS Tech, a leading managed technology services pro-vider (MTSP), recently announced that they are protecting small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) with their innovative anti-phishing technology which is designed to protect business-es from cyberattacks through the most prevalent tactic, email phishing. Phishing is the fraudulent practice of sending emails purporting to be from reputable companies in order to get individuals to reveal information such as company data, passwords, or credit card numbers.

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Business owners have been hearing about the substantial increase in cybercrime in recent years, with many attacks successfully breaching major infrastructure systems and gaining mainstream media exposure. While some cybercriminals prefer to target larger or-ganizations, many of those organizations have responded by investing heavily into cyberse-curity solutions to fortify their defenses. As those larger companies form a stronger “barrier to breach,” cybercriminals have shifted their focus to smaller businesses who possess very weak infrastructure and little to no cybersecurity. However, DS Tech is taking a stand against these threats by deploying new solutions, like their anti-phishing technology, to pro-tect the inboxes, identities, and futures of small businesses.

“Unfortunately, human error is one of the leading reasons that a business is affected by cybercrime,” stated Eric Wakkuri, President of DS Tech. “While employee education and awareness training is always beneficial, we’ve found that one of the fastest, most effective, and easy-to-implement ways to minimize organizational risk significantly is to limit employee access to phishing emails in the first place. When you automatically filter out suspicious-looking emails from ever reaching your employees, you remove the possibility of human er-ror altogether.

It turns out that the data supports DS Tech’s approach in that, “43% percent of cyberattacks are aimed at small businesses, but only 14% are prepared to defend them-selves,” according to Accenture. From a business owner’s standpoint, the risk simply out-weighs the reward, in that most organizations (60%) go out of business within 6 months, according to Inc.com.

Fortunately, the costs to secure your organization are nominal in comparison to the liability they instantly eliminate, not to mention the “peace of mind” that business owners gain by addressing this directly. While phishing is the most common form of attack it’s also prudent to ensure that your cybersecurity solution also protects you from malware, data loss, anomalies, and other methods of cyberattack. 

“Another key differentiator to look for in any malware or phishing defense tool you want to use is to make sure that your defense system is one that is invisible to hackers. You want to add in as many layers of security as you can to increase the amount of friction a hacker must endure to breach your company. This increases their likelihood of just looking elsewhere for a weaker infrastructure to target. However, each organization has different risk factors, budget considerations and levels of exposure, all of which must be tailored to fit the organization’s needs in the most appropri-ate manner,” closed Wakkuri.