When it comes to network security, it is easy for small to medium sized businesses to say "I don't have to worry. Hackers are only after the big guys." The reality is that attacks on all networks have been increasing year after year as hackers have become more sophisticated, and small businesses are being affected every day by relaxed or non-existent security policies.
A 2013 study showed that 1 in every 5 small businesses networks would be compromised. With the ever-increasing technological advances, it is likely that since then, these numbers have climbed, posing a significant risk for a potential breach, lost or stolen data, or some type of malicious threat.
There are a number of ways Bensinger Consulting can help protect your network:
- Updates - Keeping computers and network equipment updated is one of the most effective steps to preventing a possible network security issue.
- Firewall - A common mistake in small to medium business networks is the lack of a business grade firewall solution. Often business owners are unaware of the difference between having a network router and having a network firewall in place.
- Passwords - Using sophisticated software and tools, hackers are easily gaining access to small business networks through simple or default passwords. Strong password policies should always be implemented.
- Antivirus/Antispam - Most people know that antivirus and antispam software are necessary components of network security, but many people don’t realize why it’s so important until their computer or network is infected with a virus, malware, spyware, or a host of other potentially dangerous issues.
Network security is a definite requirement for businesses of ALL sizes in the digital age.
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Reboot Routers To Stop Russian Malware Attack!
The FBI says a malware called VPNFilter can interrupt internet access, steal information from users and use the device to spread malware. As many as 500,000 devices in 54 countries may have been compromised.
Routers that are known to be affected by VPNFilter:
Linksys E1200 & E2500
Netgear R7000 & R8000
Netgear WNR1000 & WNR2000
QNAP TS251 & TS439 Pro
AND MANY MORE!