One of the first cybersecurity basics a company needs to cover is creating a software update policy. Software is periodically updated to protect an organization from newly discovered exploits. When software isn't updated, it becomes vulnerable. Yet while a company can control its own devices, it can't always control employee devices—and these employee devices can become a risk in and of themselves.
If your organization is operating behind last year’s firewall, you are not protected. Don’t believe us?
If there’s one thing your small business needs to understand about cybersecurity in 2018 it is that you are a target for hackers. Small Business Trends shared some important statistics about a year ago that we should probably revisit in order to illustrate our point:
Last week, 143 million Americans had their Social Security numbers hacked from the Equifax data warehouse. If you haven’t heard about this, it’s time you paid attention. This hack could lead to even more cyber security risks if your data is sold on the open market.
The Pew Research Center tells us 72% of all the adults in the Unites States own a smartphone, and most use that phone for work. That number should make the average network administrator cringe a little because the popularity of these tools virtually ensures that the cyber security threats to these devices will increase.
If you’re the owner of a small to mid-sized business, you may be thinking that encrypted email is out of your reach. For those of you who’ve heard the term but don’t quite understand it, encrypted email is a methodology to scramble business communications so that only the intended recipients can read it.
What would happen if you lost a portion of your business data? What critical business functions would be affected? How would it affect your clients?
To get right to the point: most businesses don’t need an on-site mail server. Setting up an on-site server can be an expensive and time-consuming and there are so many great virtual alternatives, that a secure mail server in the cloud makes sense for most businesses.
Moving your data to the cloud is more secure than keeping it on-premise – not less. That’s why it’s increasingly the foundation of a cyber security strategy for a growing number of businesses.
In a small to mid-sized business, you get to wear a lot of hats. We understand the challenges of staying on top of marketplace changes, competition, distribution disruptions, cash flow, and all the other myriad tasks competing for your attention.