When it comes to network security, it is a misconception that hackers are after more substantial companies. The reality is that attacks on all smaller networks have increased year after year as hackers have become more sophisticated.
A recent study showed that 1 in every 5 small business networks would be compromised. With ever-growing technological advances, these risks pose a significant threat for a potential breach, lost, or stolen data.
There are several ways Captain IT can ensure that you are at minimum risk:
- Updates – Keeping computers and network equipment updated is one of the most effective steps to preventing a possible network security issue.
- Firewall – A common mistake in small to medium 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.
- Passwords – Password and password protection are a proven area that requires extra attention in network security. Using sophisticated software and tools, hackers are quickly gaining access to small business networks through simple or default passwords.
- Antivirus/Antispam – Most people know that antivirus and antispam software are necessary components of network security. However, many realize how essential this software is once it is too late, and their computer or network has become infected with a virus, malware, spyware, or a host.
No matter the size of your business, network security is a definite requirement for every company in the digital age. If you are worried or unsure where to start, our team can help get you on track.