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Intruder Alert: Prevention Steps To Warding Off Attacks

Apr 19, 2019

Umer Idrisi
Intruder Alert: Prevention Steps To Warding Off Attacks
Over a third of attacks in business happen to the small businesses.

Hackers and viruses are aimed at the weak points of any industry, and the small business owner is seen as easy prey. Attackers bank on you not being fully up to date with what is going on in the way of cybersecurity.

Hence they will take out the calf of the herd just like a lion pride would. However, you don’t need to fall victim to such vile individuals because there are plenty of solutions and tools you can use for protection.

Yet on the other hand, regardless of the tool, it's more important who is using it and how. You have to make up your mind to invest properly in your security and do so for the success and maintenance of your business.

In your mind, it should be a war between you and the individuals with malicious intent to steal precious information and ruin what you have built.

Gone phishing

One of the easiest and most trusted ways hackers and malware experts will try to attack your business is by going phishing.

Basically, an email will be sent to you or your business. It will look absolutely above board and there won’t be any signs of suspicion initially. It will have a link to a fake web page that seems to be relevant to your business needs.

However it's not true and once you click on the link, your computer will automatically download a virus or malware in the background. You won’t even know an intruder has infiltrated your system. The best line of defense is the human being.

The security threat cannot activate unless someone clicks on the link first. Train your employees to never open emails that seem too good to be true and call a manager to investigate the matter if they’re unsure.

Once an email address has been identified as a phishing threat, report it as spam and block that address from ever contacting you ever again.

Away from the castle

Businesses will set up their own castle of defense.

Having secured routers to keep their internet connection from being infiltrated, having passwords on accounts and access to the internet and also automatic logouts upon inactivity for a set amount of time are all brilliant prevention steps.

However, what about when you’re away on business how do you protect your business when you need access to files from your servers and accounts?

Speak to a professional Cyber Security company that has a service which allows you to have remote access to your files but carves out a special tunnel for you in cyberspace.

This way your connection cannot penetrate your business servers with malware and viruses. Using a virtual private network system, the company’s service becomes the castle for you while you’re out of the office.

Good employee training is the best prevention technique. Train your employees to have a sharp eye and keep in mind phishing attacks happen at any moment.

When you’re on a business trip and want to access files remotely, don’t use an insecure connection unless you have a virtual private network as protection.

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