If you follow the news at all, you constantly hear about hacking. It happens from the political sphere to the corporate, from the recent ransomware attack on Baltimore City Hall to the data breach at Cheddar’s restaurants last summer that left 567,000 payment cards exposed. If we can say anything about hackers, it’s that they don’t discriminate.
As an Orlando business owner, you should be thinking proactively about how to defend your business from a cyberattack. Why? Despite the many benefits of living and working in the Orlando area, Orlando recently ranked ninth in a national assessment of cybersecurity threats. If that doesn’t worry you, then this might: that same study named Orlando the most vulnerable metro area in the state of Florida.
With this in mind, it’s incredibly important to safeguard the future of your business by taking proper cybersecurity measures. But in the meantime, there is one thing you can do to protect your data: tell your employees to not open any emails or links unless they know they are absolutely safe.
Scam emails that try to trick you into opening a link to a bogus site, or worse, trick you into providing your password or ID for a known site are exceptionally effective ways for hackers to get into your internal system and compromise data. Yes, ransomware is a serious issue, and malware is out there, but employees naively opening phishing emails remain one of the biggest risks to data security.
Though ensuring that your employees don’t open suspicious links or emails is an important step to safeguard your business, it’s certainly not enough to fully protect it. Check out the range of services that we offer to properly protect your business so you can avoid becoming Orlando’s next cybercrime victim.