INTERVIEW ON THE PRICE OF BUSINESS SHOW, MEDIA PARTNER OF THIS SITE.
Recently Kevin Price, Host of the nationally syndicated Price of Business Show, interviewed Mark Wiener.
Mark Wiener, CEO of BizCom Global https://bizcomglobal.com manages a team of specialists that assist companies with Managed Cloud IT, Cybersecurity and technical Compliance services for small and midsized businesses.
Data breaches are rising with frequency and intensity. While this threat is growing and its originating from my places including website data breaches, dangerous emails and direct cyber-attacks, employees are the biggest cybersecurity risk for your company, regardless if it is accidental or purposeful.
One of the biggest reasons this is the case, there is limited to no requirement by businesses for ongoing cybersecurity training, so employees actually understand the risks, how to recognize them and it becomes second nature on how to act when presented with the risk.
Employee Cybersecurity risks include:
- Phishing emails, trying to capture your credentials
- Malicious websites
- Exposures of personal identifiable information and passwords on the dark web
- computers that are unencrypted
- Not having Anti-virus – end point protection tools on the computer
- USB Drives storing sensitive data
- Storing sensitive information – Medical, credit card, financial, legal
- Having access to install their own programs and apps
- Not updating computer software and operating systems
- Accessing corporate data from open Wi-Fi networks
Corporate cybersecurity training programs can minimize these risks and provide the basic information and tools for your employees to be aware when presented with a cybersecurity risk.
Mark Wiener, CEO of BizCom Global https://bizcomglobal.com who provides a team of specialists that assist companies with Managed Cloud IT, Cybersecurity and technical compliance services for small and midsized companies.
Companies are not doing enough to protect themselves from ransomware and hacking threats. It is time for companies to get serious about cyber security!
Huge security breaches like Colonial Pipeline get the big headlines, but many small to medium size businesses are also getting hacked.
The reason? A company’s own employees unwittingly open the door to hackers!
Human errors and accidental losses lead to many data breaches, which can be especially fatal to small and medium size businesses.
They click items without thinking first, they release dangerous malware that has rightly been set into the spam folder, and they are lured by “phishing” attacks.
It is vital that businesses provide core tools and regular cyber training and emphasize the importance of comprehensive security to employees.
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