Just because you’re a small business doesn’t mean that you’re safe from a hack. Small business owners oftentimes think that they have nothing to worry about when it comes to hackers because they feel like they don’t have enough information worthy of a hacker stealing. However, it’s quite the opposite.
Hackers are more inclined to hack smaller businesses
because they know that small business owners think this way. It actually makes it easier for them to get in their systems and take the confidential information they want. Here is a list of the top three types of attacks you should be aware of and share with your coworkers.
1. Phishing and spear-phishing attacks
are hitting inboxes daily. Be sure to think critically about all messages received before replying, analyze the e-mail header carefully, hover over links before you click to ensure they are legitimate, and call the sender if you’re unsure about the message content.
2. Malware attacks
are described as unauthorized software installation. Unfortunately, these are pretty stealth attacks that can attach themselves and replicate quickly within your network. This type of attack is extremely dangerous because they’re difficult to detect and remediate.
3. Cloud jacking.
Because of the increase in cloud storage usage, there are a handful of vulnerabilities that are now more concerning than ever. Be sure you’re using multi-factor authentication whenever possible, change your passwords regularly, and use strong passwords to protect your data. In addition, consider setting up a VPN and encryption to ensure your company stays safe.