Now more than ever, there are many security issues facing businesses. Though cyber security threats to businesses keep increasing, there are steps that companies can take to safeguard against security issues.
American Lazer offers IT Services such as antivirus/malware protection & removal and network evaluations to businesses in Eastern Massachusetts or Southern New Hampshire. If you would like to get started in making your workplace more secure, click here or call (866) 922-9003 to get in touch with our team.
Now, we’ll dive into some of the biggest security issues facing businesses and steps your workplace can take to stay secure.
Top Cyber Security Business Threats
Though there are many security issues that companies have to be aware of, the following threats frequently hurt businesses.
This is a type of malware that blocks users from having access to their system. This is usually done by locking a person’s computer until a fee is paid.
Ransomware attacks are typically made through people clicking on emails or links sent by people they do not know, who often disguise themselves as a credible company. Backing up files regularly, installing protective software, and educating employees on email safety are all efforts that can help prevent ransomware attacks
Phishing attacks come in many forms, but they usually begin with the sending of a fake message to get someone to share sensitive information. Phishing attacks can be used to deploy various types of malware, including ransomware. Some of the most popular forms of phishing attacks include email phishing (sending an email while pretending to be a credible person or company), spear phishing (using a person’s name to send them a personal looking email), and whaling (emails sent by people pretending to be high level executives at a company).
Once again, security software helps prevent phishing attacks, along with regular data backups and having multi-factor authentication on accounts.
It is an employer’s responsibility to educate employees on cyber security in the workplace. A lack of employee education often leads to costly, dangerous security problems. Here are some topics to cover when training employees:
- Safe passwords
- Appropriate internet use/avoiding untrustworthy websites
- Avoiding public wifi when working
- Being mindful of the security of mobile devices
- Social media policy
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American Lazer has been serving local businesses since 1991 and looks forward to helping you make your business secure from common cyber security business issues. Ready to get started? Click here or call (866) 922-9003 to contact us.