When it comes to network security, it’s common or small to medium sized businesses to think they are not at risk, but that is just not the case.
The reality is, attacks on all networks are increasing as hackers become more sophisticated. Smaller businesses are adversely affected by security breaches every day. Many times these breaches are due to relaxed or non-existent security policies.
In fact, studies show a 200% rise in ransomware attacks year over year. With ever-increasing technological advances these numbers have climbed, posing a significant risk for a potential breach, lost or stolen data, or some type of malicious threat for your company.
EPK Solutions offers network security and training for your company to continually help you mitigate your risk.
There are a number of ways EPK Solutions helps to ensure that your business is 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 to medium sized 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 – Passwords and password protection are critical areas of attention when discussing network security. 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 it’s so important until their computer or network is infected with a virus, malware, spyware, or a host of other potentially dangerous issues.
Network security is a definite requirement for every business in the digital age. If you’re concerned or unsure about where to start with an internal security audit, our team can answer your questions and help get you on track.