The problem with starting and operating a business in a technology-driven era is that there are so many risks involved if you don’t take the appropriate steps to secure yourself. Leaving yourself open to such risks can potentially have you losing confidential information, losing control of your online networks and leading to the misuse of information. You’ll be setting your business up to fail before it’s even properly started off so here are some of the biggest security risks you’ll want to avoid/keep in mind if you want to protect both your business and your customers.
It’s a harsh truth that no employer wishes to believe but internal attacks are one of the biggest threats your company can face. At the end of the day, having your business’ best interest at heart, you simply can’t make decisions for the employee alone and keep them all happy. This can lead to disgruntled employees/ laid off employees’ intent on creating trouble so you should take precautionary measures to prevent such internal attacks. Firstly, privileged accounts of employees that have left your business have to be terminated without fail. Then, certain protocols should also be in place to monitor account activity and correspondence with external accounts.
Insecure Mobile Devices
Experts have shown that 68% of global organizations suffer from mobile security breaches. You’ll be significantly better off implementing mobile security solutions to guard such vulnerable entry points. For example, you can maintain a secure separation of business data and applications while all corporate content and credentials will be encrypted and strictly under control.
Lack of Updates
If you want to guard against hacks and viruses then be mindful of IoT devices and software that are in need of regular updates or monitoring. An outdated device or software is a vulnerable entry point. An efficient, affordable way of doing this is by hiring a managed service provider Melbourne. With such providers, your networks and systems will be regularly monitored and updated so as to prevent a potential incident as well as deal with any consequences of one that has already occurred. By outsourcing this work, you will have your business in more capable, qualified hands. This option is also much more cost-effective on the wallet.
This could spell the end of your company’s reliability. If your company relies heavily on user information that is private, then you will want to take the additional costly route of maximized network security as well as encrypted data. Have a recovery plan in store in case you have to recover data or systems that were destroyed in a data breach.
These are some of the biggest security risks you’ll want to avoid as a company. However, as hard as you try, you may find that it is not a matter of ‘if’ but ‘when’ you run into security problems. In which case, you need to have the most qualified team to help you back out of that pit, as well as a recovery plan well in place.