October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, a collaborative effort aimed at raising awareness of safe Internet and security practices. Now more than ever it is important to highlight the critical need to build a strong, cyber-secure workplace and workforce to help protect businesses of all sizes.
Technology is changing and improving at a rapid pace, and it can be hard for small- to medium-sized businesses to keep up. Unless you have an IT team to keep you informed of the most important changes, your business can fall behind. In fact, a recent change Google made to how its Chrome browser treats secure and unsecured websites means there’s a chance your company may already be on the outside looking in.
Cyberattacks are a nightmare for businesses, sending normal operations spiraling out of control and causing significant financial loss. Because news reports of data breach typically involve national or multi-national companies, many businesses believe that targets of cyberattack are related to company size, industry or profile.
Businesses of all sizes and industries depend on information technology (IT) to play a vital role in managing company information and protecting client data. Often, small to mid-sized business structures ask leadership to wear multiple hats, which can result in IT operations and advancement being overlooked as other strategic initiatives take precedence.