Fortunately for you, there’s ways YOU can prevent this from happening to you and your business!
It’s all over the news. Facebook, Equifax and T-Mobile have all been victims of cyberattacks over the past year, yet while these companies are under fire for not safeguarding your information, they aren’t the only ones. Cyberattacks are a lot like an iceberg. On the surface are these high-profile breaches that generate a ton of noise when they’re publicly announced. Underneath however, hackers are going after small businesses…every…single…day.
The way technology has come in the past few years puts businesses eons ahead of where they would have been just 10 years ago. Thanks to network system improvements, internet security and the influx of people entering the industry, your business can accomplish tasks with just a few keystrokes that previously used to take days.
However, there’s a catch that comes with technological advancement, and that’s cyber threats and attacks. Not only does new technology require capital investment, it also requires time and attention too.
Attention all Act! users. If you own any version of the software dating between 2005 (Act! v7) and 2018 (Act! v20), there are sweeping critical changes that’ll come over the course of the new few months affecting your access into the software.
What’s happening? Based on reports, the third-party software component of Act! that distributes licensing services will be discontinued at the end of the year. This will cause common actions in Act! to fail and lock you out of your database. The most affected actions of all will include new installations on Act! on new hardware, modifying/updating existing hardware and modifying your user count.
Small businesses aren’t playing around. Now more than ever, small businesses are utilizing IT systems to help with daily operations and keep them relevant in today’s economy. Technology plays a pivotal role in helping a business reach their max potential. However, even the slightest mishap with the IT systems powering your company can be lifechanging, to say the least.
One of the last things you want to experience as a business owner is theft. Theft is a huge problem that happens all the time, every day. Of course, you’re not just going to leave your front door open overnight for thieves to come in and grab whatever they please. Chances are, you already have an effective security system, CCTV cameras, locks and procedures that’ll deter potential burglars from coming in and taking your assets. Worst case scenario, you have insurance to cover any losses that may occur.