2019 Computer Security Forecast for Small Business Owners

Computer Security

Every new year brings a whole host of new computer security vulnerabilities and threats, which is why the right technology partner is essential. Teltek works hard to stay on top of the latest viruses, threats and hacking trends so that you don’t have to. Here are the 2019 risks that every small business owner should know about.

Email Scams

While email might not seem like a popular way to gain access to sensitive information, it remains one of the most common ways for hackers to infiltrate a business. Many attackers specifically target small and mid-sized companies and pose as employees, partners, vendors or stakeholders. By sending malicious attachments that don’t appear to be dangerous or outright asking employees to confirm private information, your business could be hacked. Make sure your employees understand how to identify suspicious emails and that they never give out personal information and sensitive business information via email.

Dangers of Cloud Computing

Cloud computing has taken off over the past few years, and now more businesses than ever before are connected to the cloud. While it offers a wide range of benefits to businesses on a budget, there are also plenty of dangers to unprotected businesses. If you utilize cloud computing, you should partner with a knowledgeable cloud and computer security company like Teltek. Make sure you also maintain back-ups of files in the cloud and cloud back-ups of physical files at your location.

Ransomware Targeting New Devices

Another computer security threat in 2019 goes beyond what you traditionally think of as a computer. Cyber-criminals are branching beyond traditional desktops and laptops to invade numerous “smart” devices. Hackers can get into smart TVs, tablets, cell phones and any other computer-run devices connected to the internet. It’s more important than ever before for every business to guard the infrastructure every device connects to as a result. Make sure that your Internet is secure, and always use a separate guest network for anyone only in your office temporarily.

Partner with Teltek for Computer Security

Teltek is a leader in IT and cybersecurity solutions for businesses of every size. Thanks to our Total Care Assurance Guarantee, we have a loyal and thriving customer base. Our proprietary approach to meeting any business’s IT needs for a single fixed price is part of what makes Teltek different. If you are ready to learn more about Teltek and our Total Care Assurance solutions, contact us today for a free consultation at 1-866-9-TELTEK or 410-552-6580.