Cyber Threat Tag

Data security accounts for protecting data against a breach, corruption, or unauthorized access. Sub-par data security puts your business at risk for a cyber-breach, software glitch, or even a malware attack. Take a look at this 5-step data security checklist to see if your network is safe from disruption.

Technological devices are made to improve convenience with each upgrade. Unfortunately, more convenience can come with more risk. For example, users look for features such as Bluetooth connectivity when shopping for laptops, phones, smartwatches, etc. Businesses also look for similar features to make it easier for employees to stay connected. The Bluetooth feature increases risk for a cyber security attack: Bluesnarfing.

Many business executives fail to acknowledge the risk of a cyber attack. Whether they think their business is too small or their data isn't valuable, they are wrong. Cyber criminals target businesses of all sizes. Even if you think your data is useless to a third party, it is valuable to your organization and this value will be used against you during an attack. Here is a checklist for small businesses to mitigate cyber security risks.