Individuals and companies are both at risk from cyber-crime. There have been several data breaches, including a recent cyber-attack that affected 4 million federal employees. The persistence of these threats to your business data requires that your security management services be up-to-date in order to withstand the serious impact of these breaches. This also requires an investment for your business in reliable disaster recovery management systems and a data backup service in order to keep your business running should you fall prey to a cyber attack.
Keep an eye out for these tendencies if you’re a corporate leader. They may have an impact on your company. Here are some of the most pressing issues we’re encountering.
Introduction of Malware via Your Email Server
Does malware and the severe threat it poses to you and your organization ever enter your thoughts when you open your email to check your inbox on a regular basis? It most definitely should.
Malware, which is software designed to attack vulnerabilities in your data system and render your computers or data inaccessible, is increasing in its sophistication. Newer types such as ransomware designed to take over your systems, particularly through mobile device users and cloud storage systems, can make access to customer data and other important records difficult or impossible to access to threaten your business processes.
Email attachments are one of the oldest techniques for getting malware into your computer systems. One approach to prevent undesirable malware from infecting your computers and entering your network is to educate your associates and other users of your computer systems to discard or set specific SPAM filters on emails with suspicious attachments.
Internet of Things (IoT) Risks
Internet of Things (IoT) security is the protection of Internet of Things devices from attack. While many business owners are aware that they need to protect computers and phones with antivirus, the security risks related to IoT devices are less well known and their protection is too often neglected. While IoT devices can greatly increase productivity for businesses, they also come with risks. Since IoT devices are connected to the internet, they can be hacked just like any other internet-enabled device.
Cyber security experts believe that the rise of IoT computing is one of the most dangerous cyber threats to commercial computing systems right now. Because IoT relies on the interconnection of many technologies, hackers and anyone wanting to sow havoc in the cyber world now have a ‘virtual’ playground in which to cause havoc and disorder, jeopardizing the security of your company’s data.
As experts seek to build the necessary security infrastructure to address the cyber risks posed by IoT computing, your challenge as a business owner is to stay abreast of those concerns being presented by industry experts. Taking the time to invest in a reliable data backup service and limit unauthorized users may be helpful but the extent of this risk may be unknown until a serious data breach occurs.
Creating strong passwords and keeping them secure provides you with a first line defense from some of the cyber risks out there. You should encourage employees, through your internet usage policies and procedures and other training opportunities, to change their passwords periodically, never share a password with others, and not to use the same password for each point of entry or device coming into your company’s servers.
The following are the best techniques for establishing safe passwords:
- A mix of letters, numbers, and characters must be used in a string of 16 characters or more.
- Should not contain any of the user’s sensitive data.
These are only a sampling of the various cyber threats facing your business. More and more reports of serious data breaches along with the ever-evolving nature of technology should give you pause to rethink your business computing. Make sure your organization is protected by employing the security management services from JENLOR, where our experts work around-the-clock to keep your data safe and secure from all sorts of cyber threats and crime.
Begin reducing your company’s risk today by learning how JENLOR can keep your network secure.