Security guards can prevent many dangerous real-life situations, such as a bank robber stealing customer’s money from their trusted financial institution. But what happens when a robbery takes the form of a cyber attack? Password updates and a generic firewall can stop fewer and fewer hackers these days. Any business planning to keep sensitive information safe should read the following.
- Many businesses don’t take cyber-crime seriously until it is too late. Far too many companies have to suffer a cyber-attack before they realize the need to improve their cyber security.
- One simple habit that can save you headaches down the road: regularly updating everything. Ensure computers and software are always up-to-date. Hackers can easily target vulnerabilities in software that is not updated regularly – it is an easy way into your system.
- Computers that are not connected to your infrastructure, but can access it anyway are weak links. Laptops, for example, often have a less secure way of accessing the system that desktops.
“In recent months cyber-attack headlines have swept the globe. Hundreds of thousands of companies are hacked every single day. The dangers posed to organizations by state-backed hackers and cyber-criminals are a real threat.”