The number of businesses affected by cyberattacks is growing each month. Cybersecurity experts are expecting to see the attacks rise in 2019, meaning companies will have to take security measures more seriously.
Imagine what would happen if all the data your business has amassed over the years – think accounting & financial information, customer data, inventory and shipping data, information related to your research and development and much more – would just snap out of the grid and disappear? What would happen if you had to lose data in a system crash or a server crash? What, if you ever thought about it, would be the extent of damage for your business?
Here’s some perspective: over 170 million records of U.S residents have been exposed due to various levels of security breaches even since January 2005, according to the Privacy Rights Clearing House – a not-for-profit consumer information and advocacy organization.
Computer security is the process of preventing and detecting unauthorized use of your computer. Prevention measures help you stop unauthorized users (hackers) from accessing any part of your computer system. Detection helps you to determine whether or not someone attempted to break into your system, if they were successful, and what they may have done.