1. Computer Viruses
Computer viruses have been in the news lately for the devastating network security risks they’ve caused around the world this year.
Viruses can pose just as big of a threat to smaller companies. Viruses can corrupt your files and delete valuable data, negatively impacting your daily operations. Viruses have the potential to wipe clean your entire hard drive. It’s important to advise your staff to never open an email or click on a link they don’t recognize.
2. Software Vulnerabilities Pose Network Security Risks
When a security update pops up, it’s easy click out of it and then forget to come back to it. If you’re not updating your secueity ans anti virus software as regularly as you should, you could be putting your company at risk. If your software is not current it could cause your site to crash. This may mean you could be losing customers.
Hackers can cause devastating damage from anywhere. Once a hacker breaks into your system, they have free rein. They can steal files, gain access to privileged information, lock you out of your data for ransom or expose trade secrets for your competitors and the world to see.
They should alway be in the back of your mind.
4. Employees Can Breach Security Without Knowing
Any employees can pose a threat to your security. It’s not intentional, it’s a lack of education and policy enforcement. Keep them off sites like file sharing or publish a list of unsafe websites they shouldn’t visit on the company network. Better yet just block the sites at the network level.
5. You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know
As technology evolves, network security risks as well as the hackers become more advanced.
Trying to keep up with ever changing network security can sometimes cause you miss something. By then the damage may be done. If you don’t under stand ask for help in many of the forums available or call in the experts.