Avast Business, a cybersecurity solutions company, is a strong supporter of the British Business Awards happening on October 13, 2022.
Small Business interviewed Avast’s sales director James Lee to learn more about their mission, market trends, and why they’re proud to support British businesses.
What is Avast Business’ mission?
Their mission is simple: to provide small businesses with easy and fast controls to secure themselves.
How does Avast Business benefit the small business market?
Many small businesses lack the skills or time to navigate complex security controls. Avast’s solutions prioritize market-leading and award-winning threat protection while being easy to maintain and support. No IT skills are needed, and protection can be set up in minutes.
How has remote and hybrid working impacted security threats?
Now that we’re all online 24×7, we’re the network perimeter, making it challenging for security professionals. Security solutions will focus on visibility to know who is on the network, on what device, and what applications they are running to defend against what can’t be seen.
What are the biggest things business owners should look out for regarding ransomware?
Successful ransomware attacks typically come through phishing emails or exploiting vulnerabilities in software applications. Business owners can reduce these threat vectors by educating employees on how to spot suspicious emails and promptly patching applications.
Why is investing in security crucial despite the tough economic climate?
Security should be viewed as a business enabler, making effective security controls a gateway for organizations to expand, mobilize and digitize.
What are the key trends to look out for in 2023 and beyond?
Threat actors will get more sophisticated, agile, and resourceful. Security user training will be increasingly important, and security controls will continue to evolve to simplify security management.
Why is Avast Business supporting the British Business Awards?
Avast Business is committed to helping small and growing businesses stay safe online and looks to educate this group. Supporting the British Business Awards is an opportunity to meet and engage with this audience on a personal level.
What essential advice would you give to business owners?
Focus on basics such as educating your teams on how to spot suspicious emails and timely patching applications.
Avast Business provides affordable, simple, and powerful cybersecurity solutions for growing small businesses. They are a proud sponsor of the British Business Awards 2022, the biggest award scheme recognizing and celebrating the outstanding achievements of British small and medium-sized businesses.