Even before COVID-19, cyber security and compliance were major issues for just about every business, from large corporations all the way down to the most low-maintenance small businesses. That’s not to say that every company was equally vulnerable—but just because you don’t stand to lose as much as a Fortune 500 company doesn’t mean your valuable information is free from risk.
Reliable, high-quality business cyber security is crucial for maintaining productivity, protecting your data, and ensuring minimal issues overall—and in the wake of the pandemic (and the dramatic rise in how many companies offer remote work), that’s truer than ever before. But if you neglect to upgrade your cyber security, what kind of issues are you vulnerable to?
- Phishing Scams: Fraudulent emails that initially appear to come from a legitimate source (think of a subject line like: “There’s an Issue With Your Paycheck,” and the sender is “HR”
- Malware: A term used to describe malicious software, spyware, ransomware, viruses, or worms
- Man-in-the-Middle Attacks: When an attacker positions themself between two parties conducting a transaction
- Denial-of-Service: When your system, server, or network is flooded with traffic in order to temporarily exhaust your existing security system
There are many more, all of which pose a threat to the performance, productivity, and protection of your team. So, with everything going on in the world right now, are you sure your network is safe?