Cybersecurity has been a major concern for businesses and individuals alike since the early 2000s. Recent attacks have been costly, with reports suggesting that in the last year alone losses have exceeded million in fees, ransoms, and damages.
Hackers are becoming increasingly sophisticated and often target large and small businesses alike. Companies such as Facebook and Google have taken steps to protect their data and have implemented certain protocols and tools, such as two–factor authentication, security password requirements, and work-from-home provisions, among others.
Hackers are increasing their attacks for a series of reasons. Obviously, there is government–sponsored hacking – which most business owners believe they will never fall victim to. But the impact spreads far and wide moving down several levels from Large Corporate hacks, and into the world of small business owners. History provides many examples in the form of SolarWinds, Wanna Cry, Petra or the Colonial Gas Pipeline which affected both businesses and citizens.
However, you are not helpless.
Employees at giants such as Facebook and Google provide a good example of the target state you (as a small business owner) should work to put your employees in also. Most of the employees at these companies have received and follow strict cybersecurity protocols to ensure that they don’t become infiltration points to the companies’ sensitive data. The nature of these companies all but ensures that they become targets or hackers; however, management teams at both companies have made some clearly wise decisions to adopt some of the following techniques and tools :
- 2 Factor authentication
- Security Password Requirements
- Work From Home Provisions
Set up a security system to protect yourself from hackers. Give your company, employees, and customers the resources they need to have secure online experiences on and off your site by sharing the essential tips and techniques those in-the-know use. The three suggestions provided above are but a few of the emerging solutions that will be leveraged and layered into processes used to protect organizations and individuals from malicious players.
At VIPI-IT we take pride in educating our customers and the public at large of these solutions because the work we do provides us with such critical insights. Take a moment today to look into the status of your cybersecurity to ensure that your sensitive data is protected.