When it comes to network security, it is easy for small businesses to say “not me” or “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. Small businesses are being affected every day by relaxed or non-existent security policies.
Antivirus/Antispam – Most people know that antivirus and antispam software are necessary components of network security, but many people don’t realize why it’s so important until their computer or network is infected with a virus, malware, spyware, or a host of other potentially dangerous issues.
Password Management – Passwords and password protection are often overlooked. Using sophisticated software and tools, hackers are easily gaining access to small business networks through simple or default passwords.
Written Security Policies – Ensure your team is on the same page with a customized written policy outlining your organization’s security standards. Take a proactive stance and create a baseline that embraces your organization’s general beliefs, goals, objectives, and acceptable procedures for information security.
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, our team can help get you on track with an internal security audit.