Cyber Crime: Attention Business Owners!

Cyber crime is a growing threat. Do the filing cabinets in your office contain any of the following:

  • Records on your customers?
  • Vendor information?
  • Personnel files containing confidential information?
  • Proprietary information pertaining to your business?
  • Banking information for your business or clients?

Is any of the above information also stored on or accessed by a computer? If so, you need to continue reading.

It is difficult to do much business in the current environment without taking advantage of some of the conveniences afforded by technology. As businesses expand the use of time saving and efficiency-improving devices, those involved in cyber crime and organized crime are doing the same.

A Growing Cyber Crime Threat

There are many sects in Eastern Europe, Asia and the United States that spend their time developing sophisticated phishing campaigns in which they attempt to access important confidential information on your computer, often without you knowing it. That information is then used in various ways; it could be held for ransom, it could be sold, or it could be used to steal from you, your customers, vendors or employees. Cyber crime is a growing threat to small businesses, and many of them do not even realize it.

Joshua D. Crowder, AAI-M
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