10 Things You Didn't Know About Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is a really important part of anyone's business! Make sure your systems are secure and ready for any attack today.

Did you know that 97 million healthcare records were stolen in September 2020 alone? Cybersecurity is more important than ever with attacks increasing every day.

You want to protect your business from the start or you will end up spending money if there is an attack and for security. Keep reading and we will guide you through ten things you didn’t know about cybersecurity.

1. Phishing Attacks

Did you know that 37.9% of untrained users fail phishing tests? Phishing is an attempt to steal sensitive information or data by disguising as a trusted communication.

For example, a hacker may pretend to be your boss asking for urgent information. Their goal is to get you to click on a link or take some action and share a password or information with them.

You should do routine training and test your employees to make sure they’re aware of these emails and send example ones to make sure they’re on high alert at all times.

2. Small Businesses are a Target

Though paying for cybersecurity is an added expense, it’s worth it in the long run even for smaller businesses. Almost half of the cyberattacks were on small businesses so far in 2020.

Whether you’re a big or small business, you need to invest in cybersecurity. Starting with your company website, Fortitude Development can help design your website, check for bugs, and make sure everything is running smoothly.

3. Routine Password Updates

You should set up your employees computer and email systems to have to change their password every 3 months. That way if their account is breached, they the hacker will only be in their account for a short amount of time.

4. Informed Employees is the Best Defense

Aside from routine phishing tests and training, you should make your employees aware of the different kinds of cyberattacks.

Your employees armed with information and a process in place of how to report attacks and what to do if you’re a victim of one is the best way to keep them at bay.

5. Evolving Technology

Technology is constantly advancing, and with that hackers become more creative and find new ways to infiltrate systems. Make sure your IT team has the resources to keep up with this and monitor your systems.

It takes most companies almost 6 months to detect a breach, set your IT team up for success with the tools they need to catch it earlier.

6. Do You Have $4 Million on Hand?

This is the average cost of a data breach per every incident. It applies to companies worldwide, which is why cybersecurity is worth the investment.

7. Beware of Social Media

Company and personal social media accounts are a huge target. Hundreds of thousands of Facebooks are hacked a day, make sure to keep an eye on your accounts.

8. Mobile Attacks

Text or call attacks have become more popular to get you to click or share sensitive information. Keep everything work related in a password protected system.

9. Share Prices Fall

You want to get ahead of cyberattacks because you not only will have to pay, it could affect your stock price. Your share price will drop after a data breach is made public.

10. Credit Cards, Social Security, and Passwords

These are examples of what a cyber-attacker can steal from your employees or customers. You want to avoid this at all costs.

Get Cybersecurity

Now that you understand the risks of cyberattacks and how every business is vulnerable, run through your current security systems and see what needs improvement.

Make sure your IT team has all the resources they need to maintain your cybersecurity systems and continue to educate your employees on ways to prevent a breach.

Schedule a meeting with your IT team to talk through cybersecurity or contact Fortitude Development for more information about their website services.

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