While you may think you already have enough safety measures in place to protect your data, the unfortunate reality is that cyber criminals have realized the lack of data security implementation within small businesses, and are therefore starting to target them more and more. While high-risk organizations will avoid this possibility by minimizing human risk, hackers are able to infiltrate less secured systems with a better percentage of success.
You may be wondering how hackers access your sensitive data. Although you may have effective firewall software, hackers still have several points of entry. All it takes is one malware application, such as an email attachment, to leave you exposed to other threats.
So how do you remain secure in an increasingly insecure internet environment?
First, you must take your data security seriously. Whether it’s a simple Word document, or a password protected .zip file, make sure you know exactly where your data is located. It’s also crucial that you NEVER share your passwords nor install software without approval from your IT Team. Lastly, when browsing the internet, avoid clicking on ads or any unfamiliar links.
You should also take additional precautions, such as changing your default password and strengthening your passwords by avoiding obvious phrases.
A few committed hackers can wreak havoc on poorly secured systems. You can prevent most problems by valuing your data and implementing these basic security protocols. Taking these types of measures can give you peace of mind, knowing that your systems are safer from attacks.