January 27, 2016
There are lots of big names in the news that wish they weren’t. They’re newsworthy because their databases have been hacked, putting employees and customers at risk. Not only have many major retailers been hit, but also institutions we thought were the most secure, including the Department of Defense, Homeland Security and other government agencies, have recently suffered major data systems breeches.
So what about your manufacturing business? You’re probably thinking that, because you have little or no information that identity thieves are interested in, you’re an unlikely target for cyber crime. Sadly this may not be the case. In addition to the very real threat of identity theft, there is an alarming rise in the incidence of companies suffering cyber attacks aimed at disrupting their business activities, either for revenge (Sony Pictures) or by an alleged competitor hoping to pirate intellectual property (Huston Astros Major League Baseball franchise).
So even if you think you’re too small or little known to be attacked, it’s smart to keep your defenses up. Here are 5 ways to do so:
Taking actions like these along with a healthy dose of common sense can help keep your business safe from the cyber tigers.