Small Business Security Lessons

Dec 16, 2020 | Security, Support, Technology

The cyber threats facing small businesses are getting more severe. The pandemic has highlighted those threats, as work from home arrangements have provided fresh meat for hackers keen on exploiting weaknesses in faulty cybersecurity.

No longer is it enough to simply protect on-site networks. In the remote work environment, every employee’s at-home network and device needs to be protected as well.

Early in the pandemic during March and April, there were 192,000 coronavirus-related cyberattacks every week. Compared to before COVID-19, that’s a 30% jump. There was also a 600% rise in phishing attacks. These threats can spread nine times faster than COVID-19 itself.

Now, more than ever, small businesses must take cybersecurity seriously. Just a few vital steps include:

1. Devise a business disaster plan.
2. Create policies for mobile devices and BYOD.
3. Use a virtual private network (VPN) for employee workstations, whether on-site or remote.

With the new norm involving remote work, businesses have to take additional steps in tackling cybercrime. Don’t do it alone. Let Premier IT share our best practices to keep your business afloat in the face of cybercrime. Please contact us at 763.453.6800.


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