Security is a big issue, and big business for many IT companies. There are always security threats, and according to media outlets, most security threats are coming from highly advanced groups capable of launching incredibly complex attacks that bring widespread technical devastation. While these are dangerous, many security threats affecting small to medium businesses are much simpler.
Here’s an overview of the three most common security threats small to medium businesses face.
Targeted external attacks Large, organized cyber-crime groups do exist, with Anon proving that. When these groups set their sights on something, nothing is safe. Luckily, the possibility of a smaller business like yours coming under attack from targeted external attacks is pretty slim. While rare, it could still happen and you should take steps to ensure your server(s) and systems that connect to the Internet are up-to-date. You should also ensure your firewalls and/or virus scanners are properly configured, and internal systems (Intranet) are separated from the Internet.