It feels as though every time you turn on the news, there’s a story about a company being hacked. If it’s happening to companies like Target and Adobe, then it could certainly happen to your company. That is why security and protection are key for having a successful business.
What can a security breach do to your company?
A major data breach, such as Target’s, can cause significant damage to your company financially. It not only costs you thousands of dollars, but it also ruins your company’s credibility and public image. Customers can no longer trust you with their personal information. Although it may not be your fault directly, there are things that could have been done to better protect your business and its data.
Here are 5 tips to help you protect your company from hackers:
- Get a firewall that filters traffic as it goes in and out.
- Keep your anti-malware and anti-virus up to date.
- Update your software to the latest version.
- Set a password for your Wi-Fi.
- Create strong, effective passwords and change them at least every 90 days. (Click here for more information on creating passwords)
How can we help?
According to an article on CNBC.com, for the upmost protection, you should go one step further and call in outside help. This is where Carolina IT Group can assist you. Instead of waiting until you are hacked, we take a more proactive approach. From monitoring your system around the clock to setting up the best and most efficient IT system, Carolina IT Group helps prevent and protect you from security breaches, spam, viruses, and other threats. If you want a free, no strings attached demo, get with us. Fill out the form below.
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