Is Your Computer Network at Risk?

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Did you know that small to medium-sized businesses are under attack? Right now, extremely savvy and well-funded cybercrime rings are using sophisticated techniques to hack into thousands of businesses to steal credit card information, blackmail you to recover data, and swindle money directly out of your bank account.

Nearly one million NEW malware threats are released every single day and HALF of the cyber-attacks occurring are aimed at small to medium-sized businesses. You may not hear about it because it's kept quiet for fear of bad PR, lawsuits, and sheer embarrassment.

Did you know that the National Cyber Security Alliance reports that 1 in 5 businesses have been victims of cybercrime in the last year? And this number is growing rapidly as businesses continue to move to cloud computing, mobile devices and store more information online.

I don't want anyone to become a victim, so here are seven critical security measures your business must have in place to fend off cybercriminals:

  1. Train employees on security best practices
  2. Create an Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) and enforce it
  3. Require STRONG passwords throughout your company
  4. Keep your network up to date
  5. Have an excellent backup
  6. Don't allow employees to download unauthorized software
  7. Don't settle on an average firewall

We have put more detail into these seven security measures in a free report, which you can download at: . If you need help in implementing these seven measures, we can help - just call us at  713.351.5196.

Let's stop Cybercrime!

Written by Allen Lepke at 00:00

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