None of your passwords are “password,” right? If any are, you’re not alone but you should really update your passwords to protect your information and security of your organization.
I made a short PSA(Public Service Announcement) post about making sure you do not use default username and passwords on websites about a week ago. And then I came across an interesting article this morning, Equifax used ‘admin’ as username and password for sensitive data: lawsuit. We can learn from their mistakes and create strong passwords to keep your cyber data safe.
Learn more about why you need cybersecurity expert help for your business and how you can protect what matters most.
You Need Marketing AND Cybersecurity Experts for Your Website
Companies usually hire the most creative marketing-focused people to build their website, not cybersecurity experts. And that is a good thing, if cybersecurity experts designed websites, it would look stark. Keep hiring creative people for websites, it’s good for business but have the website checked by an outside cybersecurity firm, it’s good for business.
Support Your IT Department with Expert Cybersecurity
The people you hire to run your systems and computers, IT, are there to run your systems and help you they are not cybersecurity experts. These are two different functions. I know that everyone loves their IT department and everyone in it is uber-smart, but it is OK and recommended to verify the security externally and have outside help in patching weak spots.
It doesn’t mean that your internal IT is bad, more likely they are awesome but overwhelmed with day to day responsibilities. Technology is so large that no one can specialize in all aspects of technology and companies usually are in excess of 1000 employees before they can afford to have internal cybersecurity expertise personnel.
Protect What Matters Most and Grow Your Business
Businesses are more vulnerable than the consumer when it comes to cybersecurity. The rules for businesses when it comes to fraud and banking accounts are not the same for businesses as they are for the consumer. As a business, if you believe there is a fraud on an account, you may have as little as 24 hours from the time of the incident to report it to the bank before the money is gone.
While insurance is important, it does not restore your image or take care of your customers while you are trying to resume operations. This is why it is important to have a proactive approach to cybersecurity.
Unfortunately, one small company hit by ransomware was unable to help its customers for two weeks while operations were restored. The cost of not being able to serve its current customers or gain new ones hurt this company. The good news is that there is a way to avoid this situation.
Utilizing expert cybersecurity support as you grow your business is critical to not lose momentum on what you have built and develop a strategy to protect your critical data to stop cyberattacks before they happen.
Custom Cybersecurity Support
Trust but verify, it’s your company you are protecting. We help businesses just like yours by creating a custom cybersecurity strategy with a proactive approach. Start the conversation and learn how we can help your business thrive by contacting us or sending us an email.
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