Today’s fast-paced world is transforming — digitally and technologically — practically overnight.
The recent COVID-19 pandemic has placed a strong emphasis on remote working — with up to 84% of businesses continuing to increase work-at-home staff, despite a rise in security concerns inherent in off-site use of data.
Of course, the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend is on the rise, and with it come serious implications for data security. With end users representing the weak link in the security chain, a BYOD-based office environment can set a business up for a security disaster.
Meanwhile, hackers continue to develop newer, more sophisticated ways of scraping credentials, harvesting data, and holding sensitive information for ransom. In fact, cybercriminals are increasingly targeting small businesses, with up to 36% of attacks focused on companies with under 250 people.
And yet, because many small businesses have a small, overworked IT department, or worse yet, no IT department at all, they are often easier to penetrate than larger companies with more robust security in place.
Fortunately, network management can provide any sized business with up-to-date security solutions that actively support business processes as well as protecting crucial data.