In today’s digitally driven world, network security breaches are happening every day. This is because so many companies are using internet platforms for the storage of sensitive data. As a result, it is more important than ever to seek out a network security consulting firm that can help you recognize and intercept threats.

A consulting firm can do this and so much more. They will help you recognize the weakest links in your cybersecurity.  With regular monitoring and a team of individuals who know how to recognize potential threats, you will be in a much safer place.

The Haber Group can put together a Cyber Security preventative plan. With our Managed Service Plan, you will have peace of mind when an unexpected IT problem arises. This plan includes proactive care, around-the-clock maintenance, and live help desk support. Prevent your business from being crippled by an IT nightmare. 

Top 4 Weakest Links in Cyber Security:

#1: Emails

Everyone has dealt with the frustrating amount of spam that shows up in their inboxes. Whether it’s a work or personal email, everyone is vulnerable to the issue that spam presents. Studies show that companies are constantly losing money because employees are forced to spend time deleting spam from their emails.

One danger that spam holds lies in the temptation of an unsuspecting person to click on it. Sometimes, a seemingly harmless email can hold a virus, and the moment it is clicked on, that virus is released onto the computer. 

Another danger is phishing scams.   Phishing is a type of social attack often used to steal user data, including login credentials and credit card numbers. It occurs when an attacker, masquerading as a trusted entity, tricks a victim into opening an email. These types of attacks can have devastating results.

The issue of emails is commonly resolved through the use of a network security consulting firm, like the Haber Group. We have a remote monitoring solution that has time and again proven itself an excellent defense against cybersecurity threats. After our monitoring software is installed onto your business computers, our team is able to monitor any potential threats that pop up.

#2: Data Storage

Today, most companies have given up the use of file cabinets and have switched to internet data storage options. Some examples are Google Drive, Microsoft DropBox, and the Cloud. Unfortunately, even with the advanced level of security for these storage platforms, they are vulnerable to attacks from cybercriminals. 

Protecting the data you store ought to be your top priority. Failing to do so could result in a breach in personal information like social security numbers, addresses, phone numbers, and other sensitive data. If this data becomes compromised, it opens the door for countless lawsuits. 

The best way to secure your data is to have a secured network that third-party network security consulting firm monitors. Additionally, access and passwords to your data storage centers should be monitored and granted on a case-by-case basis.

#3: Human Error

Most experts will argue that human error is to blame for most cybersecurity issues and threats. This is because cybercriminals know how to draw in an unsuspecting human. Whether that is by clicking on an unknown email or creating an easily guessed password, humans tend to be the reason that breaches happen.

Most of the time, these breaches will happen out of ignorance or by accident on the part of an employee. However, there are times when disgruntled former employees will purposefully sell passwords or sensitive information on the dark web, leading to a potential threat. 

You can prevent this from happening by taking a very simple step each time an employee leaves your company: change all passwords. The simple act of changing your passwords will offer substantial protection from former employees who seek to do your company harm through network security threats. 

#4: Passwords

Next to human error, passwords are the weakest link in cybersecurity. Although they are meant to secure your accounts and data, most businesses will fail to create a strong password that prevents cybercriminals from guessing or deciphering what they are.

In order to ensure your passwords do what they are meant to, consider the following dos and don’ts:

  • Do not use the same password for multiple accounts
  • Do not reuse old passwords
  • Do not use the business name, a birth date, or other easily discernable combination of characters.
  • Do create a password that is extra strength and not just ‘strong enough.’
  • Do change your passwords every time an employee leaves the company.
  • Do create a multi factor authentication.

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