When it comes to network security, it is easy for small to medium sized businesses to say “not me”, “they are only after the big guys.” The reality is that attacks on all networks have been increasing year after year as hackers have become more sophisticated, and small businesses are being affected every day by relaxed or non-existent security policies.
A 2013 study showed that 1 in every 5 small business networks would be compromised. With the ever-increasing technological advances, it is likely that since then, these numbers have climbed, posing a significant risk for a potential breach, lost or stolen data, or some type of malicious threat.
Keeping computers and network equipment updated is one of the most effective steps to preventing a network security issue.
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.
Using sophisticated software and tools, hackers can easily gain access to passwords through the business network or through default passwords. Business need security with a secured password protection plan.
You already know that antivirus and antispam software are a necessary component of network security. Many people do not realize why it is important until their computer or network is infected. A virus, malware, spyware or other potentially dangerous issues can stop productivity.
No matter the size of your business, network security is a definite requirement for every business in the digital age. If you are worried or unsure of where to start with an internal security audit, our team can help get you on track.
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