3 Signs Your Company Is Vulnerable To Cyber Attack

We have all heard about the different ways companies get hacked, but just how vulnerable is your company to cyber attack? The best thing to do is to stay informed and aware of the signs that you’re vulnerable.

Businesses can lose up to $1.33 billion dollars annually because of cyber-crimes, which can easily disrupt your company’s spending plans. Your company needs to be ready to take on these attacks, but in order to do that, you must take a step back and see if you’re currently at risk. 
Check out these behaviors that could be putting your company at risk. 

1. Out Of Date Malware

Outdated anti-virus software is a sure way to invite unwanted malware and viruses into your network. Cybercriminals are constantly creating new viruses and ways to infiltrate your firewalls, so it’s important for cybersecurity companies to update the software so that it can effectively fight online threats. 

2. Weak Passwords

Take a long, hard look at the passwords that your team is using – are they strong enough to keep out strangers and other online cyber criminals?

Having a weak password is essentially like leaving your front door unlocked. All it takes is one person who really wants to get in and you’re compromised. It may be hard to believe, but even some of the largest companies in the world stick to the traditional “12345” password. If it’s not safe for a home computer, why would it be safe when it comes to professional systems that safeguard customer, employee, and client’s personal information? 
Strong passwords go a long way when it comes to cyber security, and lazy password creation is detrimental to a business’s online safety. 

3. Thinking Your Business Isn’t A Target

We see attacks happening to every type of business, no matter how small.

Thinking that you’re invulnerable to cyber-attacks simply because you are not a nationwide franchise is dangerous. Apathy is one of the most dangerous things facing companies today. Your business should always be prepared to avoid a catastrophe. 

These are just some ways to tell if your company is at risk of a destructive cyber-attack. If you’re unsure about your company’s safety, let us help protect your business network! Contact us today at (651) 686-0515 or fill out our contact form.