Why you need to stay ahead of the threat landscape
Cybercrime is on the rise, and small businesses are being targeted regularly.
It’s no longer enough to make sure you’re running the latest anti-virus software or maintaining effective firewalls. Today’s cyberthreats are more sophisticated — taking advantage of any weaknesses in your technology and security processes to compromise everything you’ve worked so hard for.
Alongside this, the technologies used by small businesses are evolving quickly. Organizations slow to adapt to these technologies get left behind those who implement them quickly. But, when you implement the new technologies quickly, you risk rushing the process without properly considering the security implications of the new software.
This puts you at risk, and cybercriminals know this. They know which technologies are being used — and they know how to exploit them.
But predicting where the threats will emerge isn’t easy. People commit cybercrime for a variety of reasons. Some are running their own enterprises, profiting from stolen data and information. Others are operating as “hacktivists” — seeking to disrupt operations and damage the reputation of the businesses they target. Others might be conducting espionage, either on behalf of other organizations or the government.
There’s a lot of uncertainty when it comes to security, but there’s one thing we can’t dispute:
Staying ahead of the threat landscape is vital.
If you want to protect your business, you need to know what the emerging threats are — before they happen. You need to know your weaknesses before they put you at risk.
If you don’t? Just one security breach could cripple your business.
You need to keep one step ahead of those committing criminal acts against your organization, so you can predict their actions and take steps to minimize their impact on your business, ideally preventing them altogether.