When it comes to network security, it’s common for small- to medium-sized businesses to think “I don’t have to worry about that, they’re only after the big guys.” But the reality is that attacks on all networks are steadily increasing as hackers become more sophisticated. Smaller businesses are adversely affected by security breaches every day due to 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 EPK Solutions helps to ensure that businesses in Denver/Boulder metro area are at minimum risk:
- 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-sized 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 – Passwords and password protection are critical areas of attention when discussing network security. Using sophisticated software and tools, hackers are easily gaining access to small business networks through simple or default passwords.
- 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.
No matter the size of your business, network security is a definite requirement for every business in the digital age. If you’re concerned or unsure about where to start with an internal security audit, our team can answer your questions and help get you on track.