Hackers are modern day crooks. They have the ability to steal any personal information you share with online applications, websites, and social media. Of course, there are many ways to protect yourself and your business from hackers. But are you doing everything you can to keep digital crooks away? If you are doing any of these things with your small business, you're at risk of being hacked.
Poor Data Management and Training
If you are in an industry with high turnover rate, remote working staff, or minimal training - without even trying - you are paving a path for hackers. If your small business has classified information about you, family, or clients, it is in your best interest to keep your employees happy. The idea of joining a company, learning everything about them and leaving might seem crazy to a a normal person, but hackers will get creative to retrieve the information they need. Always keep top tier business information in a safe place where only you know how to get in. There is a high risk of data being lost or stolen when working with remote employees. They are connecting to your business database through online connections and WiFi services. A hacker has a higher chance of retrieving information with this set up. Additionally, poor data management can lead to security gaps. Strong Data Management can help you track, monitor and connect with remote workers. If you don't have the right training set in place for all employees, you can kiss your peace of mind goodbye. Your employees need to be able to identify false links, fake emails, infected files and bad websites to stay away and keep the business as protected as possible. Dedicate a day of work for proper Data Management and Security Training.
Lack of Staff and Software
No matter the size of a company, it should have security software that is trusted. Norton, McAfee, Malwarebytes and Bitdefender are well known security software companies that are inexpensive and great at constantly checking for viruses, malware, and other common hacker tools. It is in your best interest to keep your most valued information with a trusted expert. If you do not already have an IT/software expert working for your company, you are exposing your business to security breaches. An investment in keeping your data secure will be worth it in the long run. You never want to find yourself in a situation where you lose a client's personal information and you are to blame. Keep all your data safe, up to date and secure with one of the software systems above.
All hackers need these days are one old, out of date, vulnerable computer to attack and destroy information. Very simply put - keep your computers up to date, keep your security software up to date, keep your passwords for all data management up to date and always have control of your business data.
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