With all the stress the pandemic has placed on businesses, it would have worse 20 to 30 years ago with only telephones, early cellphones, beepers, and fax machines as the lifelines to our teams and customers. Businesses would have had to completely shut down or risk employee illness.
The advancement of digital technology has been nothing short of amazing. But with the good, comes the bad. Cyber threats are now an everyday concern. This is especially true for small businesses, which are prime targets for hackers who know that the smaller the business, the more likely it is for them to have lax cybersecurity.
The types of cyber attacks that are most likely to target a small business include:
· Phishing emails
· Business email compromise scams
· Watering hole attacks
· Drive-by download attacks
These are some examples with the common theme being that they’re likely to happen due to outdated operating systems, fewer security measures, and a lack of cyber training for employees.
The good news is that these threats are preventable, and you don’t have to tackle them all yourself. Premier IT is always here to implement them for you. Please reach out to us at 763.453.6800.