August 17, 2023
With the advent of the latest digital technology, small businesses are now able to compete with larger corporations in ways they never could before. However, with the rise of digital technology comes a host of cybersecurity threats that businesses must be aware of in order to protect themselves and their customers. In this blog, we will discuss the top cybersecurity threats faced by small businesses and how FDT solutions can address them.
Phishing Attacks: Phishing attacks are one of the most common forms of cyber attacks that businesses face. These attacks occur when a cybercriminal impersonates a trustworthy entity in order to trick individuals into giving up sensitive information. FDT offers email security software that can detect and prevent these attacks.
Ransomware: Ransomware is a type of malware that encrypts a company's files and demands a ransom payment in exchange for the decryption key. This can result in a significant loss of data and revenue for businesses. FDT provides anti-virus software that can prevent this threat, and businesses can also regularly backup their data to ensure they can recover it in the event of an attack.
Insider Threats: Insider threats occur when a current or former employee of a business intentionally or unintentionally causes harm to the company's data or systems. FDT's access controls limit the amount of data that employees can access, and they also regularly monitor their systems for any unusual activity that could indicate an insider threat.
Malware Attacks: Malware attacks occur when a cybercriminal installs malicious software on a company's computer or network. FDT's anti-virus software and regular system scans can prevent and detect malware.
DDoS Attacks: DDoS attacks occur when a cybercriminal floods a company's website or network with traffic, causing it to crash or become inaccessible. FDT's DDoS protection services can help to mitigate the impact of these attacks.
Social Engineering: Social engineering is a tactic used by cybercriminals to trick individuals into giving up sensitive information. FDT's cybersecurity training programs can educate employees on how to identify social engineering attacks and implement strict policies around sharing sensitive information.
Unsecured Wi-Fi Networks: Unsecured Wi-Fi networks can be a major cybersecurity threat for small businesses. FDT's Wi-Fi networks are password-protected and use encryption to secure data transmissions.
Lack of Employee Training: The lack of employee training is one of the biggest cybersecurity threats faced by small businesses. FDT's regular cybersecurity training programs can ensure that employees are up-to-date on the latest threats and best practices.
Weak Passwords: Weak passwords are a major cybersecurity threat for small businesses. FDT's strict password policies and two-factor authentication provide an additional layer of security.
Third-Party Risks: Small businesses often work with third-party vendors or contractors, which can introduce cybersecurity risks. FDT carefully vets third-party vendors and ensures that they have proper security measures in place.