Are you a sitting duck?
With Cybercrime Rising Here Are 8 Urgent Security Protections You Should Have In Place.
When it comes to network security, it is easy for small businesses to say “not me” or “they are only after the big guys.” The reality is that attacks on all networks have been increasing year after year as hackers have become more sophisticated. Small businesses are being affected every day by relaxed or non-existent security policies.
A 2013 study showed that 1 in every 5 small business networks would likely be compromised. With ever-increasing technological advances, it is likely that since then these numbers have climbed, posing a significant risk for a potential breach, lost or stolen data, or some type of malicious threat. There is also a growing threat of malicious “phishing” attacks targeted at the most vulnerable asset - your employees.
Our comprehensive approach ensures that you are at minimum risk:
Updates & Patch Management – Keeping computers and network equipment updated is one of the most effective steps to preventing a possible network security issue.
Active Firewall – A common mistake in small business networks is the lack of a business grade firewall solution. Often business owners are unaware of the difference between having a network router and having a network firewall in place.
Antivirus/Antispam – Most people know that antivirus and antispam software are necessary components of network security, but many people don’t realize why it’s so important until their computer or network is infected with a virus, malware, spyware, or a host of other potentially dangerous issues.
Content Filtering – Eliminate common threats like ransomware/malware by keeping infected websites OUT of your business environment.
Business Grade WIFI – Provide the most reliable and secure WIFI network for you employees and customers. Prevent rogue access points from unauthorized access to your network and give consistent experience for employees with an even distribution of bandwidth during peak times.
Password Management – Passwords and password protection are often overlooked. Using sophisticated software and tools, hackers are easily gaining access to small business networks through simple or default passwords.
Security Awareness Training – On-demand & engaging training with automated simulated phishing attacks making the weakest link in your network (your employees) aware and vigilant.
Written Security Policies – Ensure your team is on the same page with a customized written policy outlining your organization’s security standards. Take a proactive stance and create a baseline that embraces your organization’s general beliefs, goals, objectives, and acceptable procedures for information security.
No matter the size of your business, network security is a definite requirement for every business in the digital age. If you are worried or unsure of where to start, our team can help get you on track with an internal security audit.
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