Advances in Technology = Cyber Attacks
In a world of advancing technology, keeping data safe has become a sought-out
necessity. As the internet integrates itself into our daily lives through the abundance of smart
devices, the avenues in which hackers use to steal information has only followed suit. Common
security tools are struggling to keep up with the pace of advancing technology leaving your
business more vulnerable to cyber threats and attacks. While the threats remain for anyone
that owns a smart device, small businesses are even more susceptible to the risk of
cyber attacks. In fact, Verizon’s 2019 Data Breach Investigation Report shows that 43% of all
breaches involved small businesses. Cyber attacks can be disastrous for any small business
leading to stolen information, loss of funds and assets, and a reputation that lacks
cybersecurity. For any small business, a recovery plan is a must-have to ensure the safety of you
and your clients’ information. The best time to start protecting your business is now.
Today, one wrong click on an unprotected computer is enough to spell out disaster for
anyone. Cyber attacks are devious attempts to enter or destroy a computer system by installing
dangerous malware. This can be especially disastrous for a small business leaving important
client data vulnerable. A hacker can enter any device (mobile phone, computer, gaming
consoles, etc.) by installing dangerous malware onto the device, most often through email, to
break into the system and steal information. This means any smart device connected to your
business could be one click away from a cyberattack.
What about my antivirus?
Advancing technology creates easier access to cyber attacks suggesting an increased
demand for tools in cybersecurity. Commonly, we see almost every new laptop or device
accompanied by an antivirus subscription. This is a great place to start, but does it actually
protect your computer from a cyber attack? The widespread six-month trials suggest otherwise.
While an antivirus does provide a peace of mind, it does not fully protect any device from
cyber attacks. An antivirus does work at reducing the malware on your devices, but the most it
can do is protect your devices from vulnerability. As technology advances, the need for security
follows. Most common security tools cannot keep up with the changing technology leaving your
antivirus outsourced before the trial is up.
The good news is, there are more than just tag along with antivirus subscriptions fighting to
keep you and your clients’ information safe. Pearson Kelley Technology offers an array of
cybersecurity tools and solutions that help bridge the gap to security. While an antivirus works
at reducing all the junk on your computer, Continuum Fortify creates immediate insights on
risks, quickly identifies threats and offers expert consultations to reduce the risk of a cyber
attack. In the event of such an attack, Continuum Fortify has a recovery plan already in place for
you. Even though there is no secret to eliminate cyber threats and attacks completely, these
solutions align the best practices to keep you and your clients’ information secure.