Check out how these threats can affect your business’ bottom line.
The director of the FBI, Robert Mueller, has stated that cyber attacks are quickly becoming the nation’s number one threat. With this information in hand, all businesses that interact with technology and cyber space should start implementing their digital defense – pronto!
Protecting your company’s data is imperative. In order to begin development of a cyber security plan, you must understand the Internet threats and how protecting your business from those threats directly affects your bottom-line. Check out the top four threats and how to prevent your company from suffering from such incidents:
Malicious Code: Disastrous to each company who has an online presence and code generators.
Prevent: Install and use anti-virus programs, anti-spyware programs, and firewalls on all computers.
Stolen Laptops/Devices: Each company computer stores a plethora of sensitive information.
Prevent: Always protect your customers’ data when transporting it anywhere on a portable device by encrypting all data that resides in it.
Phishing: Spam and phishing emails can download bugs onto devices as well as allowing hackers to directly enter all files.
Prevent: Instruct all employees to contact their manager on every suspicious-looking email. Train them to spot these emails before ever opening them.
Resentful Employee Threat: A bitter, former employee could lash out at your company by releasing sensitive information, as well as changing passwords, and deleting critical information.
Prevent: Divide critical functions and responsibilities among employees within the organization, limiting the likelihood of one employee shutting down the whole company. Each time a member of staff leaves, on good or bad terms, change all passwords and passcodes.
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