Your organization is constantly at risk of being attacked by malicious entities. This is a fact that modern businesses have to live with. If this is the first time you’re seriously contemplating cyber security, you need to take all potential options into account; including the worst-case scenario, and how you would combat it.
When you’ve gone quite a while without a hacking incident, it’s easy to feel that the waters of the Internet are pristine and free of corruption; however, this isn’t necessarily the case. Deep down, in the murky depths of the Internet, there’s questionable activity at every turn, and some hackers might even have their sights set on your organization. You might think that your company is small-time compared to the large businesses that have been hacked in recent times, but in all actuality, your organization holds a wealth of information that hackers want to take advantage of.
For example, you probably have the credit card numbers of your clients stored away somewhere on your infrastructure for when they make purchases. Your human resources department holds the Social Security numbers of all your employees in their files. Despite the fact that you’re a small business, hackers will see this as more than enough of a reason to hack you. Of course, they might just be taking a chance and hoping to find something good; but either way, you should be prepared to fend them off.
Hackers will often try to attack your organization through cracks in your defenses. If you use older hardware or software that’s prone to experiencing breaches of security, you will be in for a rude awakening when a hacker breaches your network. You always want your organization’s systems to be in tip-top shape, be it through purchasing reliable new hardware or applying updates to your infrastructure.
The best way to ensure that your organization is secure from hackers is to keep track of these weaknesses and resolve them as quickly as possible. The problem with this is that it’s difficult to keep track of multiple systems, especially if you’re not an IT expert by trade. This is why small and medium-sized organizations often outsource this responsibility to White Mountain IT Services to make sure that it’s performed properly.
One way to make sure that you’ve got all of your bases covered is with a comprehensive network consultation. By indiscriminately analyzing every part of your technology infrastructure, you can find out a lot about your current security situation. Or, better yet, have an external party perform the consultation. By doing so, you get an unbiased assessment that’s sure to give you hints on how you can prepare your network for the worst.
All you have to do to take advantage of this offering is call White Mountain IT Services. We offer a network consultation that’s designed to identify weak points in your security, as well as components that might be on their way toward a hardware failure. Give us a call at 603-889-0800 to learn more.