Does your small business only use cloud-based software? Does this protect you against cyberattacks? Well, you want to believe that your small business doesn’t need to worry about security. You don’t have any local servers storing sensitive or critical information that’s susceptible to ransomware.
But there continues to be a need for some basic security practices for your local network because your employees remain the biggest weakness to an attack. Cloud-software doesn’t protect you against phishing campaigns to steal credentials, or malware and viruses that can do the same thing. And think of how frequently your employees access public Wifi networks that have almost no security who then connect to your small business’s network.
Even if your small business only uses OneDrive, Office 365, Salesforce, or other cloud-based tools, it doesn’t mean that you can ignore local security. You need to run continuous security training for your employees to help them avoid increasingly sophisticated phishing attacks. You also want to make sure that your small business’s network has some basic antivirus and firewall protection. And it’s a good idea to establish a company-wide security policy, so everyone knows best practices to keep the company’s data secure.
The cloud and SaaS has revolutionized the world for small businesses, but security remains a critical need. You can’t solely rely on your cloud providers for all security…especially since one of the primary attack vectors of cybercriminals is people, including you and your employees. At NextPoint IT, we take security seriously because we know how vulnerable everyone is. Confidence is your biggest weakness, and if you think your 100% protected against cyberattacks, it means you aren’t.
Let us know if you’d like a free consultation on your small business’s security! We’d love to grab coffee with you anywhere around Indianapolis, Fishers, Carmel, or Westfield.