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Be Aware Of The Biggest Business Security Threats

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4 August 2018. If you’re running a business, security needs to be at the top of your list of priorities. You need to make sure that when you run your company, it does have the right level of protection. Otherwise, you could easily find yourself victim to cyber crime. But what are the biggest vulnerabilities and threats that could leave your company in serious trouble?


Have you seen Fun With Dick And Jane? Would you like to play the real version? You might think that there is no way employees would steal from you. But don’t be so sure. A lot of employees would and will be eager to find a way to get more than their paycheck. Particularly, if they can do it without getting caught.

That’s why you need to be careful about who you trust and the level of freedom that you give to your employees. Do you really want them to do whatever they want on their computer systems? Of course not, but you don’t need to because you can use software to keep track of them and make sure that they aren’t involved in any nefarious activities against your business.

What’s the password

Well, if you know anything at all, it won’t be personal information. If your password contains personal information, it becomes very easy to guess. Don’t forget, most crimes are committed by someone who knew the victim. So, any personal information about you might be known by them.

Business passwords should be completely random and not related to you personally at all or, for that matter, anyone working in the business. You can ensure the security of passwords using federated authentication as it ensures that passwords are not synchronized.

Security camera

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Don’t forget the bugs

We often think that bugs on computers are just nuisances. This isn’t true at all. In fact, bugs can be detrimental to your business. You may not realize this, but a Trojan virus can contain cloning software. This means that all the information on the disc can be copied or even just erased. It could cause havoc in your business, and that’s why you need top anti-virus software. Thankfully, there’s plenty of different’ types of software on the market to choose from to keep your systems secure.

You also want to make sure that you have a backup system in place. With a backup system, even if they do erase your files, they won’t be able to send you back to the stone age. Instead, you can simply boot up the backup with the help of your IT support.

A break-in

Finally, it’s fair to say that a lot of people these days are fixated on the issue of a cyber breach. But it’s also possible that criminals physically attack your business. That’s why, despite the majority of this article being focused on cybersecurity, you shouldn’t let your physical protection slide either.

We hope you find this information helpful and use it to make sure that your business is protected from the biggest security threats in the world today.

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