It doesn’t matter if you're a public or private company, cyber thieves are always looking for their next win. It is often assumed that businesses are too small to attract the attention of cyber criminals, but unfortunately many data breaches at businesses go unreported and therefor become an ideal target for cyber thieves . In order to properly protect against these risks it is important to understand what the criminals might be looking for. Here are some vulnerabilities to consider in order to help protect your organization.
1. Dumpster diving – Often times papers and electronic documents are shared or discarded with little thought. Think how often your employees leave things in the recycle bin that should have been shredded or electronic documents are sent without password protection.
Solution - Simple data protocols can help protect an organization from dumpster divers looking for private and confidential information.
2. Credit history – Private information can be used to set up dummy corporations and accumulate large debt.
Solution - Be cautious about when and where your are giving away your private information. Credit monitoring services can help protect you and your organization against credit fraud before it becomes an issue.
3.Hacking – This might seem simple but having the proper security measures in place for your computer system is essential to keep information safe. Too often we think factory settings will protect us against cyber threat, and it wont.
Solution -. Make sure you use firewalls, routers and security protocols to protect your organization from cyber criminals.
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