What do your employees think about when they hear “hackers” and “network security?” Do they picture a hooded figure in a dark room typing on a keyboard? Popular culture has given many users a false sense of reality regarding hacking attacks and the culture surrounding them, and it can come at the detriment of your business.
While there are amateur hackers who aren’t necessarily well-versed in how to do it, there are other, more professional hackers who know the ins and outs of how to infiltrate a network. The cybercrime industry is effective regardless of the proficiency of those involved with it.
It doesn’t matter what kind of threat is installed on your computer. A virus is a virus, and malware is malware. It’s troublesome at best and dangerous or downright threatening at worst. Therefore, if you don’t take network security seriously, you could put the future of your business at risk.
Traditional Hacking Attacks
Many users might look at hacking attacks and think about the more traditional threats. This includes the typical viruses and malware that users associate with suspicious online activity. These threats can have varying effects, but they generally make life difficult for businesses and individuals alike. This is about the extent of the average user’s knowledge regarding hacking attacks. They know they’re bad, but they might not know the real ramifications of such attacks.
Nowadays, security threats are much more advanced and dangerous, capable of crippling entire networks. Some examples are spear phishing attacks in which hackers take on the identity of someone close to your organization, tricking users into downloading the wrong email attachments or sending a wire transfer to an offshore bank account. Other times, it’s installing a backdoor that lets hackers access a network at their leisure. The most dangerous of all—ransomware—literally locks down your business’s files and demands a ransom for their safe return. These advanced threats aren’t always identifiable by the average user, and some can’t be identified until it’s far too late and damage has already been done.
Don’t let your business remain in harm’s way any longer. Advisors Tech can equip your business with solutions that can both prevent hacking attacks and respond to them quickly and efficiently. We do this through the use of unified threat management (UTM) tools that combine enterprise-grade firewalls, antivirus, intrusion detection, intrusion prevention and content filters together to create a comprehensive, preventative and proactive way to keep your network safe. It’s the best way to approach network security, hands-down.
To learn more about how you can get started with our UTM solutions, give us a call at 844.671.6071.