What are your employees doing behind your back?
You're running a business. Your employees fuel your business, but there are a seemingly infinite number of ways that they can harm it, too.
The obvious one that business owners think about is lawsuits. Let's say you own Poland Springs, and one of your drivers hits another truck. That's a pain for you, and money out of your pocket.
However, business owners - especially those who aren't in a tech field - usually don't consider the potential ramifications of letting employees browse the web unmonitored. There are a number of risks to this, and they're increased tenfold when you have a company server (with sensitive data) on the same internet connection.
Risk #1 - Hackers, Viruses & Malware (the biggest)
Okay, listen up. Even if you are tech-savvy, that doesn't mean that every single one of your employees will be. And even if they are, malicious hackers are getting pretty good these days.
What's the risk?
Even one slipup from an employee can mean a large-scale security leak. It makes sense when you think about it. Are hackers going after Grandma's computer, where the only information on it is her favorite apple pie recipe and 50 photos of her grandchildren? Not at all. They're going after you - the business with the valuable customer information and other data.
It's not like an employee will accidentally download a virus and then the antivirus will immediately begin to flash. Most viruses work in background, meaning that the employee installs a malicious program and nothing appears to happen. Viruses coded by experienced programmers won't be detected by a standard antivirus program - they'll run the .exe, and the virus will be on there for life.
And it's just that simple. A little scary, no?
Pfft, that would never happen...
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