What would happen if your business fell victim to a ransomware attack or data breach? What would downtime do to your business? For many, even a single day of downtime could be catastrophic. Without solid, reliable information and tech security, you could end up putting your brand at risk. Some of the most common beliefs about protecting your brand, however, are actually misconceptions. Learn more about these cyber security myths to help you protect your Tucson or Phoenix business from harm and prevent unauthorized access to your data.

Are You Falling for These Cyber Security Myths? 

Do you believe any of the following myths about protecting your business?

Myth: Only Some Industries are Vulnerable to Cyber Attack 

Reality: If you sell a product, provide a service, collect donations or maintain consumer data in any way, you are vulnerable to a data breach. From lawyers to retail business owners and service providers, your business could be at risk if you’re not fully protected. While you may think your data is invaluable, a cyber-criminal will be looking for all types of information to hack. Names, addresses, phone numbers, billing information, and more — all personal data is susceptible to a cyber attack.

Myth: Network Security is a One-time Project

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Reality: Network security is an ongoing need. Since threats and ways to hack technology are constantly evolving, your brand needs to be fully protected at all times. This should always include the most up-to-date methods and processes.

Myth: All Network Security Providers are the Same 

Reality: Different providers have a wide range of abilities and performance. With your business at stake, you can’t afford to be wrong about the provider you choose. Interview a few internet security brands to make sure you’ve made the best choice to protect your organization and your valuable business assets.

Myth: Cybersecurity is the Sole Responsibility of Your IT Department 

Reality: Your own loyal employee could accidentally be your greatest threat. From password misuse, wireless network management and falling victim to a phishing scheme — to social engineering, your employee could accidentally cause a security breach without meaning to! Regular training regarding best practices for cyber security can help protect your business and ensure you stay secure. Having extra cyber security and training for your business team will only make your defenses that much stronger.

Myth: You Can Tell if Your System is Compromised

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Reality: Malware has become more sophisticated than ever and unless you know what to look for, it can easily run undetected. These types of cyber-attacks are designed to access both your business and personal information. You can’t afford to take risks with your business. It’s impossible to rely on being able to “spot the signs” of tampering. Be proactive and update cyber security measures to protect your brand from harm.

Myth: You Can DIY your Tech Security 

Reality: The typical business owner needs to be able to focus on running an organization, not staying up-to-date with the latest security trends and alerts. Monitoring and keeping your information secure can be a full-time job, especially if there’s been a serious attack.

Get Serious About Cyber Your Security

IA Tech Group is dedicated to defending your organization from cyber-attacks, ransomware, phishing and more. We’re on top of the most recent cyber threats that could impact your personal data and your business. By creating a comprehensive lineup of solutions, we protect your business all day, every day. Contact us today to learn how easy it is to have us protect your brand, business, and network.