One might say that network security is a living organism, constantly changing, ebbing and flowing with the ever-expanding breadth of new technology. This should be a concern for business owners using digital networks as an efficient way to conduct work and provide services. There are certainly ways for companies to secure their networks and servers, but there is always a cyber criminal waiting to find cracks in any system. Keeping this in mind, here are some major cyber problems heading into the New Year:
Passwords – 2012 was certainly a rough time for many computer users – at least for those who didn’t choose creative and tough-to-guess passwords. This was especially true for many celebrities who got their email accounts hacked by choosing security questions a simple Google search could crack. With the advent of brute force password attacks potentially behind us, it seems like more and more hackers are gaining legitimate access to accounts by merely guessing passwords. Make sure your company has a strict system for creating difficult passwords.
Mobile – The ability for business owners and employees to run an entire network on a smartphone or tablet is nothing sort of awesome. However, hackers are increasingly interested in gaining access to your phone’s information as well – whether you are playing Angry Birds or swiping a client credit card using a reader like Square. Keeping your smartphone as up-to-date with security as your office network is a major concern going into next year.
Clouds – The cloud-based system of data management is a cost-effective and simplistic way of storing your company’s information whilst keeping it synced across many devices. As small and medium-sized businesses begin to adopt this technology, clouds will need to become more secure, providing the safety that business information needs.
To help prevent any cyber crimes like theft or data attacks from happening at your business, please contact an independent network security company.