SMBsSize Does Matter

Cyber security in Orange County has become a necessity today. A small business “footprint” does not increase your size as a potential target for cybercriminals. You are more likely to be a target if you are a smaller business because you are statistically more vulnerable to attack. Hackers are looking for the path of least resistance. They are not trying to make stealing money through varying difficult means. They are trying to make it as uncomplicated as possible. A larger business usually has more needs as regards security solutions; they are bound to have more impregnable security solutions. This may not be the case for smaller businesses. In fact, 43% of all cyber attacks are aimed at small businesses according to an article from 2016.

Sustaining security is advisable; the following are several common paths of least resistance hackers are apt to use as a means of compromising your systems:

  • Your website
  • Internal computers and servers
  • Mobile devices
  • PoS systems
  • Email compromise

Your Website

Cyber security gurus in Orange County can help secure your website against cybercriminal elements that will use sophisticated techniques as a means of acquiring lists of clientele and associated personal information. The only thing that is worse than losing money directly through a hack on your company is your clients losing money through exploitation of your company by a hacker.

Internal Computers and Servers

Cybercriminal elements can get into your computers and servers in a number of ways. From corporate espionage to malware programs and phishing scams, there are definitely many ways “in”. You may want to conduct pen-testing (penetration testing) to determine where weaknesses are and fortify them appropriately. The right managed security service provider (MSSP) can help you identify and safeguard your hardware.

Mobile Devices and Wi-Fi

These can be especially vulnerable in areas of operation where mobility is key. Sometimes a phone will automatically be configured to log onto any Wi-Fi that is available. Some Wi-Fi networks are not secure; they are literally fronts that hackers use to exploit people. So, mobile devices can act as a direct compromising agent to your systems. Also, third-party applications and other downloads can wreak havoc if not properly monitored. Third-party apps usually have hidden “Trojan” software that is used for secondary purposes and can damage your business.

PoS Systems

Point of Sale systems may not be “easy” to hack, but they are often a hacker’s primary target because one can acquire credit card numbers from them and commit financial fraud. Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and hackers will try and exploit PoS systems when Black Friday comes around after Turkey Thursday. You will want to have an MSSP safeguarding your PoS systems against compromise.

Email Compromise

This is becoming more widespread: phishing scams often get unsuspecting employees to click on or download malware. Employees need to be educated, emails need to be screened, and BDR (Backup and Data Recovery) solutions should be implemented.

Securing Your Business

Cyber security in Orange County through Intelecis, Inc. can cost-effectively optimize your business in terms of security. Contact us for education, support, and proactive monitoring solutions that will keep your business operating safely this holiday season. In the end, it is not just about you, but your clients too.