Cybercriminals Attacking Digital and Physical Work Environments
The word safety and security has been used a lot lately, mostly pertaining to the health and well-being of individuals as we continue to fight against this pandemic throughout the country. As businesses begin to open back up, the safety and security of your business also needs to be put toward the top of your priority list.
Of course, we all know cybercriminals can get their hands on your sensitive information through a digital pathway, but it’s important to keep in mind that there are also physical approaches that they can take that can ultimately affect your digital life. Making a fake phone call to trick someone, walking into an office to steal something, or taking a picture of important and confidential information are all examples of ways you can become a victim of an attack.
The best ways to protect yourself and your business:
- Never leave important information around; on a calendar, copier, fax machine or printer.
- Never have your password written down somewhere. It is best to use a Password Manager to store all passwords.
- Never put sensitive data on a USB key.
- Never insert a newly found USB key into your computer. It may contain dangerous malware.
Cyberattacks can be so devastating, that it can cost you your entire business. In fact, according to Microsoft, 60% of small businesses said they went out of business 6 months after getting hacked. For those that were lucky enough to not go out of business, 33% of cyberattack victims said it cost them more money to solve the problem than it would have cost to have cybersecurity in place before the incident occurred.
It’s best to practice keeping your physical working environment safe, and CATS Technology Solutions Group will handle your digital working environment! Technology allows businesses to take quick and simple steps in order to keep all systems secure. The need for 24/7 Advanced Monitoring is important to make sure all issues are handled immediately. CATS Technology Solutions Group’s Technicians are constantly monitoring and analyzing activity on your networks, servers, endpoints, databases, applications, and other systems so you stay safe and secure!
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