Digital Security Halloween Horror Stories: How to Prevent Tricks and Enjoy Only Treats
Do stories about digital security horrors keep you up at night? As Halloween approaches, your thoughts might turn to goblins, ghosts, and ghouls. If you really want to give your IT manager or business owner nightmares, you might review some digital security horror stories from the past few months. Fictional monsters pale when measured against the real threat of malicious hackers, computer attacks, and other threats to your computers, mobile devices, and networks.
Enjoy the thrills and chills of the Halloween season while sleeping easy because you don’t have to face these terrifying computer security threats that have recently made the news:
Most of these stories discussed digital security horror stories that happened to large companies; however, small businesses don’t enjoy any special protections. The Denver Post article also reported upon these alarming figures about security breaches in small companies:
Hopefully, these cybersecurity horror stories have spooked you enough to consider ways to improve your own business security. You will discover that having only one layer of security and relying upon employees to never make a mistake won’t protect your company from all of the threats you could face. Typically, a modest investment in better computer security will cost much less than having your systems corrupted, getting your data stolen, or drawing the ire of your customers and government auditors.
The sad fact is that many smaller companies never recover from the losses they suffer. Because it’s difficult for the staff of smaller companies to predict all of the ways that computers and networks can get compromised or destroyed, many small-to-medium-sized businesses have been relying on third-party security providers and consultants these days. Because their systems aren’t properly monitored, many small companies aren’t even aware they have been hacked until they have already suffered losses. Good security providers can offer you a budget-friendly plan with the same tools and expertise that larger companies enjoy.
No matter what you do, nobody can really offer you a 100-percent guarantee that your systems will always remain secure. Employees make mistakes, hackers get more skillful, and accidents happen. In the end, your best defense is a well-tested and maintained backup and recovery solution. If your company falls victim to a ransomware attack or even some sort of physical threat, you’ll know you can wipe your systems clean and begin operating again with minimal interruption.
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