Why Hackers Target Small Businesses

With the everyday hustle of running a business, you probably don’t schedule in time to clean your computer out regularly, and it’s not likely to be something that comes to mind when you actually happen to have free time. While it might seem like a simple, inconsequential thing, it’s actually the foundation of a national holiday.

The second Monday of every February is Clean Out Your Computer Day, a holiday dedicated to cleaning up all the old files on your computer. This includes deleting old, duplicate, or insignificant files, but the holiday is also a great time to uninstall outdated programs no longer in use, organize files and bookmarks, and even perform backups of your files and system. Not only does organizing and cleaning up these old files help make your data easier to access and sift through, it can also free up space, speed up your network, and even help keep your digital assets safe from hackers.

Small businesses in particular are very tempting to hackers, due to the fact that they have more assets than individuals to exploit, and tend to have fewer protections and more vulnerabilities than larger corporations. With a smaller team, many small businesses might not have an in-house IT team that has established proper security, such as firewalls and anti-virus software. Additionally, older programs that were never properly removed might not have been updated recently, and could have vulnerabilities that would make them easy prey for hackers. Small businesses might even have more relaxed policies about passwords, making them easier for hackers to guess or phish from unsuspecting employees.

AdRem Systems doesn’t wait for Clean Out Your Computer Day to get to work protecting you from hackers. We understand the specific risks that you, as a small business decision-maker, face in the digital age and with our professional team of tech experts, we can help make your business secure.

After a thorough audit of your current security measures, we’ll work with you to determine the best course of action for your business. AdRem Systems can help you identify where your current security measures are lacking, and even help save you time and money by finding more efficient programs and methods for your digital operations. Additionally, we can help keep all of your data safe by encrypting it, while also performing regular backups to the cloud to assure your information is safe and accessible, should a disaster ever strike. By partnering with AdRem Systems, you’ll also receive regular audits to make sure your digital operations are functioning as securely and efficiently as possible, and that no new vulnerabilities have popped up for hackers to exploit.

Being a small business doesn’t mean you have to fall prey to the dangers of not having an in-house IT team. AdRem Systems is a reliable, affordable way to keep your staff the size that works for you, without the security risks. Contact us today to learn more about how we can keep your business safe from hackers, and keep your business running smoothly and efficiently.