When it comes to network security, it’s easy for small businesses to say, “it’s too expensive for us” or “hackers are only after the big guys.” The reality is that attacks on all networks have been increasing yearly as hackers have become more sophisticated, and small businesses are being affected every day by a lack of security policies.
A 2013 study showed that one in five small businesses’ networks will be compromised during their lifetimes. With the recent technological advances, it is likely that these numbers have climbed, posing a significant risk for potential breaches, lost or stolen data, or malicious threats.
Trailhead Networks helps to ensure that you are at minimum risk through:
- Updates - Keeping computers and network equipment updated is the most effective step in preventing network security issues.
- Firewall - A common mistake in small business networks is the lack of a business grade firewall solution. The differences between having a secure network firewall and a simple network router can be the difference between staying safe and losing everything.
- Passwords - Password and password protection often need attention. Using sophisticated tools, hackers are easily gaining access to small business networks through simple or default passwords
- Antivirus/Antispam - Most people know that antivirus and antispam software are necessary components of network security, but many people don’t realize why it’s so important until their computer or network is infected with a virus, malware, spyware, or a host of other dangerous issues.
No matter the size of your business, network security is a requirement for every business in the digital age. If you are worried or unsure of where to start with an internal security audit, our team can help get you on track.