In Early August, it was reported that Russian hackers had stolen more than 1.5 billion username and password combinations. Yeah 1.5 billion, that’s not a typo. That event makes the Target breach look like small potatoes. You might think your company is safe, but are you sure about that?
This breach is a huge exposure for small and large businesses alike. If that were the only event this year, it alone would be huge news, yet there has been an average of about two major security breaches reported each month this year. These breaches together put many things at risk, even if you think your network is tied down.
The first reason for this is that employees usually do more than work. They check their personal email, check social networks, surf the Internet, perhaps pay some online bills, and much more. All of these things can potentially open up your network to a breach. All it takes is for one employee to click the wrong link or download the wrong attachment and your network can be opened up
Another reason is that hackers are continually changing their tactics. Very few systems have the ability to monitor for abnormalities in network traffic and other parameters. JMARK has a special service that allows for advanced monitoring of logs from network devices and systems to detect abnormalities that could be attacks. Contact us if you want to learn more about this special log monitoring service.
We live in a world that is changing dramatically, and security is at the forefront of the priorities that need to be in a company’s budget in order to protect its identity, reputation, and intellectual property.
JMARK has the systems and expertise to help business owners sleep better at night. Contact us to learn more about how we can help, and please change your online passwords, if you have not in the past couple months.