According to this article, thousands of home and small-office routers have been compromised with code that may allow data collection and the launching of further attacks.
Wait, why would they be going after my small business? We don’t have much worth having.
Whoa…that’s not true and precisely why hackers are exploiting small business…because a lot of them don’t have the defensive solutions in place that bigger companies do.
Some things you need in addition to an enterprise firewall and some things that you should do to protect your data and your network:
This is one of the most important things you can do to protect your data and ensure the continuation of your business. A solid, automatic backup to a local device that is COPIED to an offsite location in the SECURED CLOUD is best. This will allow for a very quick turnaround in the event of a catastrophe like equipment failure, fire, flood and RANSOMWARE.
Do not open attachments unless you are expecting them from someone you know. Also, best to pick up the phone and verify that the sender meant to send you something.
Ask your IT Managed Service provider or computer help desk if they have any tools to scan any attachments to ensure they are safe. (A professional level firewall will probably stop that if it’s infected…before it even gets to you.)
Have a secure password. Here’s a site to create a secure password.
Do you know what kind of firewall your business has? Not sure what you have?
Pronet has partnered with Fortinet, a leading provider of enterprise firewalls that will provide a more secure defense for the threats that plague small business.
With a security audit, we can show you the type of traffic that is coming into and leaving your firewall and help to identify current threats to your network. This audit is a $250 value, but you can get it for a limited time for free by clicking that button below: