Would Your Business Pass or Fail Our 57-Minute Data Security Challenge?

As a small business, it can be tempting to have the ‘it won’t happen to me’ attitude when it comes to cyber security. After all, why would hackers target such a small enterprise, right?

Wrong. Nowadays, cyber criminals don’t even necessarily have targets, so small businesses are just as likely (if not more so) to be at risk. Hackers send out malware and bad software into the web to find and exploit weaknesses in any IT systems that they can gain access to.

Plus, the majority of data breaches are caused by mistakes that happen internally, making it easy for cyber criminals to get in and cause significant damage. Even if you’ve got decent anti-virus software in place, your business will still be at risk if one of the following happens:

  • You don’t update out-of-date software
  • A colleague clicks a dodgy link in a spam email
  • An infected USB stick is used in one of your devices

We tend to hear about big companies like the NHS, TalkTalk and Facebook getting hacked, but small businesses are affected just as badly. In May 2016, Nottingham-based Micromix Plant Health suffered a major ransomware attack that encrypted 10 years’ worth of company data and emails. Last year, e-commerce marketplace Rise Art fell victim to several attacks, one of which blocked its access to the internet with a distributed denial of service.

So, SME owners, it’s time to take action, as you are more hackable than you think!

Test your data security with our 57-minute challenge

If you believe your small business’s data security is up to standard, then we challenge you to take our 57-minute test and see if it’s really that impenetrable! We bet that, within just 57 minutes, a member of the Dragon IS team will be able to get into your IT system or uncover an unsafe working practice. All we need to do is ask you some questions and check your IT. Watch our short video below to find out more…

Five common ways that hackers get in

The key to data security is to know what you’re up against and be proactive about putting safeguards in place. Here are five of the most common ways hackers get into your systems:

1: Socially engineered malware

End-users are tricked into installing harmful ‘Trojans’, which hide inside seemingly trustworthy programs.

2: Phishing

Cyber criminals get end-users to hand over important information by disguising themselves over email as someone they trust.

3: Social media

Corporate hackers access your Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn accounts and steal your contacts or act in your name.

4: Out-of-date software

Hackers use flaws in outdated software as a way to access your IT systems.

5: Mobile apps

Apps can contain malicious codes that steal user data – especially harmful if your staff use their own devices at work!

Book a Free Data Security Assessment

Let’s find out how robust your data security really is. Contact us at Dragon IS today to book your 57-minute data security challenge or talk to us about any of our IT security services.