When it comes to Network Security, it is easy for small sized businesses to say “not me”, “they are only after the big guys.” The reality is that attacks on all networks have been increasing year after year as hackers have become more sophisticated, and small businesses are being affected every day by relaxed or non-existent security policies. Here's the truth about Cyber Security:

  • 1 in 5 of all small businesses will suffer a cyber breach this year.
  • 81% of all breaches happen to small businesses, just like yours.
  • 97% of all breaches could have been prevented with today's technology.

In a recent U.S. Department of Justice report they stated, "Ransomware is the fastest growing malware threat, targeting users of all types — from the home user to the corporate network. On average, more than 4,000 ransomware attacks have occurred daily since January 1, 2016. This is a 300-percent increase over the approximately 1,000 attacks per day seen in 2015. There are very effective prevention and response actions that can significantly mitigate the risk posed to your organization".

There are a number of ways Compunet Technologies in Rancho Santa Margarita helps to ensure that you are at minimum risk:

  • Updates - Keeping computers and network equipment updated is one of the most effective steps to preventing a possible network security issue.
  • Firewall - A common mistake in small business networks is the lack of a business grade firewall solution. Often business owners are unaware of the difference between having a network router and having a network firewall in place.
  • Passwords - Password and password protection are proving to be an area that needs attention when discussing network security. Using sophisticated software and tools, hackers are easily gaining access to small business networks through simple or default passwords
  • Antivirus/Antispam - Most people know that antivirus and antispam software are necessary components of network security, but many people don’t realize why its so important until their computer or network is infected with a virus, malware, spyware, or a host of other potentially dangerous issues.
  • Security Training - 95% of security breaches are due to human error. If you are relying on technology alone to protect your small business then you are not protecting it against its #1 security threat...You! Regular and ongoing employee training will give your employees the tools to identify scams and phishing emails and other potential threats. To learn more about our Online Training and to watch our 2 minute training overview video, click here.

No matter the size of your business, network security is a definite requirement for every business in Rancho Santa Margarita, Mission Viejo, Lake Forest, and throughout all of Orange County. If you are worried or unsure of where to start then let Compunet Technologies perform an internal security audit. Our team can help get you on track.