Avoiding Risky Security Habits

The recent Target and Neiman Marcus breaches should be a timely reminder for business leaders to invest in vigilant security habits. Unfortunately, many small to medium business may think of these rampant breaches as threats to the big companies. When it comes to security threats, no business is immune.

Consumers in general, practice risky security habits like using the same password again and again. These habits are often replicated in the workplace. As a result, many SMBs are sitting ducks for a serious security breach. Poor security habits can include

  • Not taking compliance seriously enough
  • Failure of oversight
  • Irregular or non-existent employee training
  • Failure to use policies-based governance
  • Lack of encryption
  • Lack of security audits

The recent security breaches in among retailers have highlighted the ever-growing sophistication of attackers. Cybercriminals are poised to launch a massive security attack that could penetrate small to medium business who have failed to develop effective security habits.

What do effective security habits look like for a small business?

SMBs can steps toward improved security that won’t overwhelm the regular business flow. Some high level steps will include staff training, a security audit, and implementing a centralized security management system that can help you monitor and prevent attacks. Integracon works with SMBs to develop an affordable security solution that involves 24/7 surveillance. We offer a comprehensive set of tools that put the power of extensive management and in-depth monitoring in your hands. For more information on how we can help you improve your security solution, contact us at 865-330-2323 or chat via Integracon.com.