Is your business data secure? It matters more than you might realize!
When you’re elbow deep in the day-to-day operations of your business, it’s not likely that you’re thinking about someone stealing your data. And if you have thought about it, you, like many other business owners, might be thinking that your information isn’t even worth stealing.
Regardless of how valuable you think your data is, it’s worth something to an attacker whose goal is to get as much as they can, for the least amount of money.
86% of data breaches are financially motivated. Read more here.
These attacks can be done in many ways – ransoming data, stealing confidential materials, or even just gathering employee’s personal information.
So, when you picture your attacker, do you see a hoodie wearing person in a basement? If so, you might be surprised that it’s much more likely to be a computer running an automated test on your network, gathering data, or infecting your systems, and then moving onto the next online network.
As you read this, your internet connection is being scanned by any number of benign and nefarious systems… some are just mapping the internet and others are looking for an easy mark. We’re not sharing this to scare you – it’s simply to make you aware! Computers have drastically increased our efficiency by automating repetitive tasks and it would be naïve to think criminals were not using the same tools.
Our goal with security is not necessarily to be secure, but rather, to evolve and be more secure. In essence, we want to avoid being the low hanging fruit.
Securing your infrastructure imperative and is a process that takes time and regular effort on your part.
We know, we know… this may sound like an impossible challenge. So, to help you with this process we’re putting together a list to get you started. The list will be organized in a rough order of importance to help you focus your efforts where they are going to have the most impact.
The most important thing to remember when building your security program is that this is an iterative process and will require you to repeat all the steps on a regular basis.
Tune into our next blog, where we’ll be sharing all the in’s and out’s that you need to know! In the meantime, feel free to reach out to our team of experts and ask any questions you might have. We’re always here for you.