What does your company need to do to stay ahead of cyber-attacks?

Every day, cyber criminals gain access to business networks, from which they take confidential information, steal money, and hold the network hostage for a large ransom payment.

Is Your Network – And Team – Ready for a Cyber Attack?

The biggest threat to a business’ network is its employees. Cyber criminals have become more sophisticated, patient, and thorough in their efforts to attack businesses of all sizes and types. The most common cyberattacks are multi-layered social engineering techniques involving detailed research into your company, leadership, and employees. Hackers will seek to learn your behavior and communication style – in hopes of leveraging this to gain access to your network.

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Common Misconceptions About Cyber Crimes

It can’t happen to me.

The cybercrimes that make headlines are multinational corporations with millions of dollars in losses. Yet, for every major breach like this there are hundreds of smaller breaches that cost local companies $50,000 – $250,000 – enough to really hurt the bottom line or even cause them to close their doors.

I have nothing for them to take.

Although you may not have credit card information on file, hackers have other ways of causing damage. For example, they could take control of the network and your data by encrypting your files and demand tens of thousands of dollars to give the data back. How much would you be willing to pay for your company’s data?

I’m not big enough.

Hackers do not discriminate based on size. In fact, they often target small and medium sized businesses in suburban or rural areas because they expect less security and a greater chance at their ransom being paid.

My IT department will take care of it.

There is often a separation of duties between the IT Professional and Security. Corporate IT staff are usually too busy taking care of day-to-day network issues that they are not spending time on security. Moreover, they may not be capable of handling preventative measures to avoid social engineered attacks.

My network is secure.

Oftentimes, hackers don’t attack your network directly, but rather use alternative means to access your information. Your secure network can’t defend against vulnerabilities in software or your vendors’ networks. And social engineering attacks exploit a weakness that no firewall can protect – your employees.

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The Real Cost of Cyber Attacks

Cyber attacks can have major negative effects on a business. More than 60% of companies go out of business within six months of a cyber attack.

Negative Publicity

Cyber attacks and fraud are sensitive issues; when it comes out to the public, it generates a wave of negative publicity in local and industry circles. The long-term effects of this fallout can erode confidence in your brand by customers, vendors, and partners.


During a network compromise, the entire system must be quarantined until the threat is neutralized, malicious code is removed, and the software is patched. Will your company be able to run without access to your network & software? If you are a manufacturer running 24/7/365, can you afford to be shut down for weeks?

Financial Losses

Sometimes hackers will directly steal money from your accounts or use ransomware to demand a payment in exchange for returning your data to you. In addition, there are other ways you can lose money directly from a cyber attack. These include mounting legal fees, loss of income during downtime, and fines from non-compliance.


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Incident Response

If your network has already been compromised, you will need help restoring your network operations. We will quarantine affected systems, try to determine the source of the compromise, and provide a solution for the network and all affected machines.

Risk Mitigation

For existing networks, we provide vulnerability scans that check the system for configuration errors and common vulnerabilities. This report gives business leaders and IT heads a benchmark to work from as they seek to improve security.

Secure Network Design

Our team of network engineers can design a system that actively protects your machines and users from threats. Cloud-managed IT infrastructure and firewalls by Cisco Meraki provide real-time updates against emerging threats – before they can risk your company’s data.

Active Monitoring

BIG’s Network Operations Center (NOC) provides 24/7/365 monitoring of your system for anomalies, active probing, dark web monitoring, and new & emerging vulnerabilities and threats. Staffed by BIG employees, our NOC will be the first to spot unusual activity, so you can quickly identify the source and legitimacy of the threat.


If you are in a regulated industry – like healthcare or finance – you either view compliance regulations as a hassle or as part of your business operations. We are experienced in most major and industry-specific compliance regulations – including HIPAA & PCI – and we know how to integrate these into your overall data protection strategy through Compliance as a Service.


We provide training capabilities for team members and end users on security awareness and best practices on protecting yourself and the company from attacks. At BIG University, our annual cybersecurity conference, business leaders and IT professionals can learn about the latest threats facing Central PA businesses.

Penetration Testing

One of the best ways to test your network’s vulnerabilities and your company’s security practices is with penetration testing. Our certified ethical hackers simulate a cyber-attack to safely compromise servers, endpoints, applications, and devices.

Security Assessments

BIG’s security assessment evaluates your systems, network, and overall security practices to detect security weaknesses, analyze the risks, and propose a roadmap of action items to work towards remediating issues.

Talk to Our Experts

Whether it’s a conversation to help you better understand your current situation, to validate concern and curiosity, or provide consulting, we’re just a phone call away from being your trusted advisor!

Contact BIG

Business Information Group – Central PA’s Cybersecurity Leader

Based in central Pennsylvania, BIG is the leading provider of cybersecurity protection services in Harrisburg, Lancaster, York, and the Susquehanna Valley. Offering a range of services and depth of IT & network security expertise, BIG has helped businesses of all sizes secure their networks from cyber attacks.

From conducting recovery efforts after an attack to designing secure networks that proactively defend against threats and attacks, BIG’s team provides the experience and support your company needs. It’s no wonder we were named among the top cybersecurity companies in Central PA – 2 years in a row!

About BIG

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I sleep easier at night knowing that BIG is driving our security initiatives.

“Like most businesses, Information and Cyber Security is a major concern for I.B. Abel. It would be time-consuming and expensive to hire all the additional personnel required to adequately handle the task by having our own internal security team. BIG helped us fill that void with their Managed Security Services offering. BIG’s software solutions, team of knowledgeable security professionals, and use of security best practices have helped our organization strengthen its overall security. We utilize BIG as an extension of our IT department, allowing our internal IT team to focus on core business functions, while providing assurance that our systems are being monitored and protected 24/7. All security issues are addressed quickly and effectively by BIG. As a result, I sleep easier at night knowing that BIG is driving our security initiatives.”

Aaron Wetherhold Director of Information Technology, I.B. Able, Inc.


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