Why Cyber Security
When you think of protecting yourself, your family, your business or your clients, you probably think about security cameras, locked doors, legal agreements or even law enforcement. Cyber security probably isn’t the first thing to come to mind. A few decades ago, it wouldn’t have come to mine either!
What is Cyber Security and why does it matter to you?
Well, just about everything is connected to the Internet in some way.
- Security systems
- Wireless Networks
- HVAC systems
- Cloud systems
- Even smart speakers or other appliances….just to name a few!
Cyber Security encompasses the protection and privacy of all of these major assets! It is the use of any number of technologies and practices that will help to protect these systems from cyber-attack.
What is a Cyber Attack?
As technology becomes more complex and intertwined with every aspect of our lives and businesses, the attacks become more complex and effective too.
Yes, there are viruses and phishing scams out there that aim to attack your business and gain access to your private data, but we are also seeing an increasing number of DNS Spoofing attacks and Man in the Middle (MITM) attacks, even in small businesses in our area!
Some attacks can go undetected for weeks, months, or years, while hackers collect information about YOUR business and YOUR clients!
When private information is lost, it can cost you your business.
It can cost tens of thousands of dollars in remediation and recovery and it can cause unimaginable frustration and anxiety for everyone involved. If your business is valuable to you, no matter how small it may seem, it will be valuable in the eyes of hackers who are looking to profit from your lack of security.
What Can YOU Do?
It has been said that an ounce of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure. We are here to offer you the preventative measures and security your business so desperately needs in this ever-changing world.
If you are a business owner with customers or clients, not only is there an ever-increasing demand to protect your data, but you also have a responsibility to protect their information.
In fact, there are some standards and regulations that need to be upheld in order to protect customers such as HIPAA and PCI compliance. Taking the appropriate cyber security measures helps to ensure that your data and your customer’s data is secure from unauthorized access.