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How to Know if Your Company is Vulnerable to Attacks


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You can never be too sure when it comes to online safety, and if you don’t take the necessary steps to protect your company from malicious online threats, you can find yourself, as well as your customers, in a world of trouble.

Businesses can lose up to $1.33 billion annually because of cybercrimes, which can easily disrupt your company’s spending plans. You need to be ready to take on these attacks, but to do that, you have to take a step back and see if you’re currently at risk.

So, how do you determine if your company is vulnerable to cyberattacks? Here are some risky behaviors that could be putting your company at risk.

Out of Date Malware Protection

Outdated anti-virus software is a sure way to invite unwanted malware and viruses into your network.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 crucial for cybersecurity companies to update software so that it can effectively fight off online threats.

Weak Passwords

Take a look at the passwords that your team is using; are they strong enough to keep out strangers and other online cybercriminals? 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 cybersecurity, and lazy password creation is detrimental to a business’s online safety.

Believing You are “Too Small” to Target

Cybersecurity companies see attacks happening to every type of business, no matter how small. Thinking that you’re invulnerable to cyberattacks simply because you are not a nationwide franchise is dangerous. Apathy is one of the most dangerous things facing companies today, and cybersecurity companies know this. 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 cyberattack, but the list goes on. If you’re unsure about your company’s safety, consider looking into cybersecurity companies like Yeo & Yeo Technology to help protect your network. From our customizable SIEM and SOC solutions to XDR and EDR security, we’re prepared to safeguard your company’s most important assets.

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