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Have You Done Everything You Can for Your Network Security?
The importance of protecting your business’ network should be more than apparent by now, as cyberattacks have not slowed down one bit. In fact, throughout 2017, there were more than 53,000 security incidents, over 2,000 of them confirmed to have led to a data breach. It should come as no surprise, most of these attacks were financially motivated.
By most, we mean a full 76% of these attacks were financially motivated.
That’s right, 76% of data breaches are intended to take someone’s hard earned money away from them. What’s worse, these breaches struck fast, and took quite a long time to discover. 87% of attacks had compromised their targets within minutes, and 68% weren’t discovered until months had passed.
This is not a situation that you would want to be in, as you explain to your clients that their confidential information may have been taken and sold on the Dark Web.
So Why Let It?
Fortunately, there are many tools that you can leverage to help ensure your network security. Furthermore, there are many behaviors and practices, which you and your staff should be trained in, that can help boost your resilience against cyberthreats to your business.
For instance, you can make it much more difficult for a hacker to infiltrate your network just by doing the following:
- Educate your employees on how to spot threats and avoid them. Nowadays, there are plenty of threats that could negatively impact your company and its success. As your employees are some of your key defensive assets, you need to be sure that they know how to mitigate cyber-attacks.
- Make sure your internal password policies are sufficient. Not only are most passwords nowhere near complex enough to be reliable, there is also an overconfidence in the security of many of the password tools to be found on a workstation. You need to make sure that your employees are aware and subscribe to best practices as far as their passwords are concerned, or that they use a more secure password management program.
- Protect it using trustworthy tools. Ensuring that your solutions are protected against many threats that don’t leverage the compliance of your employees is key to your overall cyber security. Whether you’re locking down your files with security solutions, ensuring that your physical infrastructure is defended and monitored, or keeping your internal usage of mobile devices secure, you need to be positive that the method you are using is the right one.
Automation Concepts & Technologies, Inc. can help you with all these considerations, and many more.
To learn more about how we can help protect your business and its data from cybersecurity threats, reach out to us by calling (508) 622-5100.