Does your business need a cybersecurity assessment? 

Small businesses are increasingly being targeted by cybercriminals. 

It might be time for your business to have a cybersecurity assessment to see how vulnerable your business is.

Signs You Might Need A Cybersecurity Assessment

Something's Off

Your Spidey senses are tingling. Or you’ve seen something suspicious that makes you question your cybersecurity. 

This might be:  

Finding strange files on your network 

Your computers behaving oddly 

Competitors knowing information about your company that isn’t yet public knowledge 

Your technology hasn’t been updated

We’ve all been there. We try to get more done with the tools we have rather than having to invest in and learn something new. Yet the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” approach is not applicable to technology. 

Old software or operating systems are more likely to expose you to cyber risk. Once software reaches a certain age, the provider stops supporting that solution. Microsoft, for example, is phasing out security patches and updates for Windows 7. 

Don’t plod along with decades-old technology, thinking you’re safe because there hasn’t yet been a failure or crash. The bigger danger is the small, unnoticed openings you don’t know about, but cybercriminals do.

Your employees use their own devices

A Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) environment makes employees happy. The cybercriminals are pleased too. Sure, this approach can save money. Your business no longer has to ensure every employee has the latest available technology. But, there are drawbacks: 

Employee devices may not be the latest, which could make them more susceptible to a cyber attack. 

Staff could download malicious software or apps onto their personal devices that give cybercriminals access to your systems. 

Users may be entirely unaware their devices carry malware and could infect your systems when connected.

The employee may not be the only user of the phone which has access to business information.

Disgruntled employees can use their own devices to damage your network. 

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