Every day, thousands of computer hackers around the world spend hours and hours looking for openings into unprotected computers and networks. If you are a small business owner or are a part of a smaller company, you may not see yourself as a target. You might think, ‘We’re small; why would hackers come after us when they can go after big corporations?’
The reality is that computer hackers aren’t picky; they’ll attack any unsecured computer or network just to see what they can find. If your business’ hardware is not protected by a firewall against these types of intrusions, then you are already vulnerable. And if you have an unsecured network that hasn’t been hacked yet, then you are only tempting fate.
What are these hackers looking for? Once they find an open door into an unprotected network, they can access whatever you have on file – employees’ personal information and social security numbers, credit card numbers, banking information, or any other sensitive information that they can exploit.