Cybersecurity for businesses has become one of the most critical elements of setting up your company for success. With the vast majority of many businesses’ critical information online, having protections in place to keep that information secure and out of the grasp of others is absolutely necessary. This is why it is imperative to find a company to provide top-of-the-line cybersecurity for businesses to protect your business from any and all threats. Here are the top five threats to your business’s cybersecurity:
A phishing attack occurs when fraudsters trick a person or business into believing they are legitimate through what’s known as social engineering. These types of attacks are in the form of emails, unsafe links, via text, and even impersonation software where they get the user to believe they are legitimate and need personal information.
Phishing attacks occur in businesses all too often where an email may appear as it comes from a reputable entity or site, but one click gives access to your business’ infrastructure.
This is where the data or information of your business can be held for ransom by criminals looking to get a payout. Your systems, software, and documents can be held in a locked state by these criminals. Without proper business cybersecurity, these attackers can get access to sensitive information and can threaten to publish it or make it available to others unless they receive payment. Ransomware attacks can be incredibly costly, especially if the information is released as this can lead to lawsuits.
Attacks on Mobile Security
Many businesses allow their employees to access their business database and emails on their smartphones. While this allows for more productivity and working even on the go, criminals can generate realistic apps that may even exist within supposedly secure app stores. These seemingly innocuous apps can actually infect the phone and take over accounts thereby gaining access to critical information and data.
Working From Home
With more than 25% of Americans working from home in 2023 and that number only looking to increase, the need for a strong cybersecurity company for your business has never been more imperative. With staff members using private routers, vulnerable Wi-Fi networks, and unprotected computers, criminals can gain access to sensitive data and information in an easier fashion than if employees were nested in the business and protected under a single server.
How to Protect Your Company
To keep your company’s data and sensitive information safe, having a cybersecurity company to keep your business protected is a must. Pacific Computer Consultants keep your data secure by offering cybersecurity services that include the following:
- Assessments of your current system
- Development of a complete cybersecurity plan
- Network monitoring
- Consistent support team monitoring
If you are in the Bay Area and nearby, please contact Pacific Computer Consultants today for an evaluation of the cybersecurity needed to protect your business. You can also call us at (925) 492-7174.