Is Your Business a Target for Hackers?
For many years, the average American small business was an unlikely target for a sophisticated cyber attack. Fewer financial resources and a relatively unknown brand worked in their favor to ward off hackers. Not anymore.
The dam has broken for small companies when it comes to security. Jeremy Grant, an adviser at the Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology, says in the past two years he has seen "a relatively sharp increase in hackers and adversaries targeting small businesses."
Smaller companies are attractive because they tend to have weaker online security. They're also doing more business than ever online and don't always utilize strong encryption technology. To a hacker, that translates into reams of sensitive data behind a door with an easy lock to pick.
So what can be done about the growing threat of hackers? First, put in place the best tech barriers you can afford, like a cloud-based security application. Then patch your biggest vulnerability: your people, says Chris Hadnagy, founder of security training firm Social-Engineer. Teach employees not just to devise smarter passwords and spot sketchy emails, but to also think critically about their online actions.
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- Install reliable anti-virus software
- Use complex passwords
- Protect with firewalls
- Install encryption software
- Avoid suspicious emails
- Limit access to critical data
- Schedule frequent backups
- Secure Wi-Fi network
- Protect laptops and smartphones
- Communicate cybersecurity policies to employees
Cybersecurity can be an unfamiliar topic for many organizations. To fill that need, Hanson Information Systems offers security solutions, specifically designed for the needs of small businesses.
Hanson's Security Solutions is available to businesses of any size, at an affordable price. Evaluating, selecting and managing IT security needs can be difficult for a small organization. With the rapid pace of technological changes and advances, and especially with the growing proficiency of cyber criminals; it can sometimes feel like an impossible challenge.
That's where Hanson Information Systems comes in, offering the expertise to help a business determine their security risks and needs. By providing a collaborative and thorough assessment, Hanson can design a security plan that enhances IT security and meets individual business objectives.
Hanson's Security Solutions provides a full range of services, including:
To discuss your security needs or for more information about Hanson's Security Solutions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-888-245-8468.
- Security Assessments
- Vulnerability Scans
- Systems Monitoring
- Firewall Implementation
- System Patching
- Anti-Virus & Anti-Malware Software
- Server Protection Systems
- Hosted Email with Encryption