With a multitude of emerging technologies spreading throughout every industry, it’s only natural for most, if not all, businesses to embrace and accept these changes within their vertical. Companies are faced with a rapidly evolving landscape designed to elevate them to the next level—and yet at the same time, evil lurks. Cyber criminals sit in the shadows, waiting for the perfect time to strike unsuspecting companies. As of 2021, it’s estimated that there are more than 2,200 cyber attacks a day. Cyber criminals are always hunting, searching for their next target. Thankfully, you’re not defenseless. There are key steps you can take to ensure your business is ready for a cyberattack.
While you might believe cybercriminals only focus on larger companies, they actually tend to cast a rather wide net with their scams. They try to get a hold of absolutely anyone, and will zero in on your business if they feel they can wreak havoc. That’s why it’s critically important to educate your team on the latest cyber attacks and scams going around so they can spot it before it’s too late.
Additionally, you should have your employees avoid using the same password for all of their accounts, as all it takes is one breach to access all of their data and yours. Your team should always be on the lookout for external threats attempting to make their way in, as well as how to operate internally to avoid opening the door wide open for cybercriminals.
One of the best ways to prepare for a cyber attack before it ever occurs is to know how to spot it. Regularly monitoring your network gives you a bird’s eye view of its usage on a regular basis, and can help pinpoint abnormalities as they begin to occur. Many cyberattacks rely on human interaction to spread, so detecting a threat in advance can help you stop it before it even has a chance to cause serious damage to your business.
With their sheer frequency, there’s only so much you can do to stop them in their tracks, as it slowly becoming a matter of “when”, not “if”. Your business should get in the habit of regularly backing up your data and housing it offsite, as this will help alleviate any downtime or damage done. Knowing what to do following an attack will help mitigate any damage done so your business can get back on track as soon as possible.
It can be hard for small and medium sized businesses to aptly react to cyberattacks as they strike—but they don’t have to tackle it alone. Digital Tsunami offer’s full-service managed IT services to help support your business and help defend against cyberattacks before they even have a chance to begin. To learn more about our small business managed IT services, contact the Digital Tsunami team today either online or give us a call at (561) 570-5414!Go Back