By now, you have probably heard all about cyber security threats and other dangers that can be found while using the internet. All companies, even small ones, have sensitive data that hackers find to be valuable. This fact means that your data could potentially be stolen. It is paramount to protect your data and take preventative measures to ensure against threats from the outside. However, it is just as important to be able to protect your business and data from threats that are internal in nature. There are many types of threats that can get in and will lay dormant for some time or slowly send data to hackers. You may not even notice these things once they have infiltrated your system. These threats are just as dangerous as the big ones, and you need to be able to protect yourself by adding security and learning how to detect them.
Whether you know just a little bit or a lot about cyber security, it is important to understand why it is so important to be able to protect your business and detect threats. Even for the most secure business cyber threats can still penetrate. The fact is that you will likely be hacked in the future no matter what you do. Even the big companies with enterprise level security get hacked. Sony and Excellus BlueCross BlueShield were hacked in recent years even though they had these systems in place and they were not expecting it to happen. Because they were not looking for internal threats, they paid the price for the hacks. Small businesses can learn from these mistakes and expect the worse so they can prepare for it. You need to anticipate these things and take preventative actions so you can better react to them when they occur.
It is still imperative to have preventative measures in place, but that should not be the only thing you do. You need to have a preventative triad that includes protection, detection, and action. To do this, make sure you have security measures in place but also incorporate some monitoring tools. These tools will help you detect threats from the inside so you can effectively eliminate them. This is important so you can stop them before they do any significant damage to your network or take any of your data. Take the time to research the best options that will work best for your business and implement them as soon as possible. If you cannot afford to do this internally, there are many protection and monitoring companies that can assist you.