Small businesses are common targets for cyber-crime, and the outcome of a data breach can be quite damaging.
Social engineering manipulates your employees to gain access to valuable company assets and information, but a strong company culture can stop scams dead in their tracks.
Regardless of how much time and money you have invested in tools that protect your company’s network, forgetting the human element of security can leave you at risk. In the traditional sense, computer-based attacks depend on finding a vulnerability in your network, applications, or physical security. Social engineering scams, on the other hand, rely on a vulnerability in your company’s most valuable asset: your people. Learn how to fight these attacks by fostering a strong company culture and monitoring your progress with help from an Arkansas cybersecurity company that offers risk assessment and penetration testing services.
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Taking the time to develop comprehensive disaster recovery planning could save your business when you are suddenly faced with the unexpected.
When you think of a disaster, your mind goes immediately to fires, earthquakes, and weather events (especially if you live in Arkansas!). These are all risks that every business faces. Fortunately, businesses can rebuild. Insurance can be obtained to mitigate that risk, your office can be refurbished, and your organization can be up and running again. Unfortunately, disasters are not just limited to natural catastrophes. An event that has unfortunate consequences, such as a server or computer going down, or even something as simple as a power outage during critical hours, could have a cataclysmic impact on your business and your brand. What if your organization lost its data? What if your data was hacked and released to the public? If you are a business owner, or a C-level executive with a company, these are questions that you lose sleep over. [Read more…] about The Vitally Important Basics of Disaster Recovery Planning
Hacking is costing businesses millions more as sophisticated criminal networks determined to steal information for financial gain have replaced the individuals who were commonplace in the early years of the internet, and Arkansas is not immune.
Local experts say data breaches in the state are on the rise, following a global trend, but companies can prevent them with preparation and limit damage by having a plan for when they fall victim to a breach.