Cyber Security: Protection Against Outside Hacking Begins Inside Your Business
Every person who works on a computer as a part of their job will most likely take some time during the day to, you know, just check around on the internet. You might check on your favorite news source, look on Amazon to price an item you’ve been needing—just a little break from your concentrated and sustained work effort, right? Or it might be time to check all your emails and prioritize your responses. For cybercriminals, these moments can open doors for malware or theft. It is a chance to exploit your end users’ curiosity, lack of knowledge of current hacking trends, and sometimes greed.
Many employees are totally uneducated on how to recognize malicious (or even suspicious) web content. For sophisticated black hats, it’s worth their time and effort to engineer campaigns that target company executives, those with higher levels of corporate access and permissions. We’ve learned that no one in the Org Chart is safe. Open the wrong email or click on an unfamiliar link and your business data can be invaded and/or compromised. This possibility was certainly never a business risk for your parents’ companies, but a cyber attack is a daily concern when doing business in today’s markets.
Aptica Now Offers Employee Awareness Training for Small to Mid-Size Businesses
Aptica is gearing up to help prevent just such inadvertent infiltration. To help businesses strengthen their overall IT security strategy, we will soon be able to provide regular security awareness training programs. We will help to educate employees on risk and modern malware tactics. This will modify risky user behaviors that can put a network in jeopardy, and it will reduce the costs of remediation should something occur. Win/Win for both the business and the MSP company.
Let Aptica help you stop the crisis before it occurs. We will be happy to explain how security awareness training can benefit your company, no matter what the size.
Jason Newburg, 260.243.5100, ext 2001, is the founder and owner of Aptica LLC. This IT management and support company has been serving small to medium-sized businesses for 15 years in the area that includes Angola, South Bend, and Fort Wayne, IN, Battle Creek, MI, and Toledo, OH.