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It Only Takes One Bad Click: The Importance of Network Security

We often click links in emails, websites, and social media without a second thought. However, clicking a link can be a risk. Opening a malicious link without any network security protection can cause insurmountable damage to a business.

Network security is the practice of securing a computer network against the intrusion of unauthorized users. As attacks are continuing to target small businesses, network security protections are extremely important.

Criminals around the world keep coming up with new, sophisticated ways of stealing money and data. Their purpose is often to steal data or hold companies ransom. Businesses with inadequate IT systems are vulnerable targets.

Failure to implement proper network security measures can result in the release of sensitive customer information, such as credit cards and HIPAA protected information. This can also result in fines and legal consequences for the unsecured business.

What Does a Network Security Threat Look Like

It often starts with a dodgy link. Staff email accounts are the main entry point attackers target as they try to hack into IT systems. Without realizing it, an employee might receive a seemingly regular email. Just a simple link click on a suspicious link can let hackers into the business – it really can be as easy as that.

Other common threats include:

  • Viruses
  • Trojan horses
  • Insecure passwords
  • Spyware
  • Design flaws in the network

Having faith in your team is not enough. Sophisticated criminals often do research to pretend to be people they’re not. They can persuade even your most tech-savvy staff to click links that can leave your whole business exposed to real danger.

Mobile phones are also in danger of being attacked, regardless of how safe their operating systems claim to be. Notably, Twitter was also recently hacked, with speculations that it was the result of hackers targeting workers who had administrative privileges.

There is good news though – you can manage the risk with the right security measures in place. Wahaya IT Consulting works with businesses to keep their technology safe. We can also help train staff on how to spot potential threats. 

Facts About Data and Network Security

Data you hold about your customers and how you run your business is one of the most valuable assets your company owns. As people become aware of the value of their personal data, they expect businesses to take extra care looking after it. But what happens when data ends up in the wrong hands? Here are three scary facts about data breaches:

  1. As a small business owner, you are particularly vulnerable to data theft as 43% of cyberattacks target small businesses. (Source: Verizon)
  2. Data breaches exposed 4.1 billion records in the first six months of 2019. (Source: RiskBased Security)
  3. The average time to identify a data breach last year was 206 days. (Source: IBM)

The risks for not taking good care of your data are severe. If you don’t have a team monitoring your IT security, months can go by before you even become aware of a breach. 

Find the Right Network Security Soltuion

The right network security solutions will protect your customers and your data. We keep our clients safe by monitoring their data security for them. Our customized network security solutions around your specific business help to reduce the likelihood of an attack. 

Minimize the risk of one bad link derailing your business. Click here to contact Wahaya IT Consulting.

Baton Rouge Information Technology Services

With top notch technicians and a great team to support your company located in Baton Rouge, you’ll find our service plans and offerings very affordable when you need information technology services. Our offerings include full Windows support, configuration, network setup. file sharing, antivirus, firewall and a full security audit. We also support Microsoft 365 and can help your company get all your software in order and managed by us. We enjoy helping companies of any size with their computing and networking needs. Need special Office 365 help? We can help you create a game plan that stays in your budget and gives you the best configuration and most important, security features.

Backed by technology experts, we help organizations gain the full benefits of existing systems, make strategic investments in implementing replacement solutions and maintain infrastructure that is secure, dynamic, and reliable. We offer a full range of solutions including a full managed services, mobile computing, Virtual CIO, IT strategy, virtualization, cloud computingbusiness continuity, network security and IP telephony.

Contact us today for a no cost consult and see how we can become the most important part of your team, the team that keeps things running!

Email Phishing Baton Rouge

Email Phishing Baton Rouge

Wahaya IT offers email phishing software installation and team training for our business clients in the Baton Rouge Area. Email phishing typically happens when you click on a link in an email or click on a bad link for a website. What happens is those emails you get from someone else you know who has been hacked, tricked you into clicking a link and then asking for your email password or banking information. Often these can end up with a wire transfer and cost your business $1000’s of dollars that is not covered by your insurance. Wahaya IT offers team training, security setup and back up plans. Let us help prevent this from happening to your business computer systems and get setup with our managed systems.

We do not have a storefront, most of our work is done remotely. But we do offer onsite support for your business. From servers to POS systems to desktop computers, we cover it all. With top notch technicians and a great team to support your company, you’ll find our service plans and offerings very affordable. We enjoy helping companies of any size with their computing and networking needs. Need special Office 365 help? We can help you create a game plan that stays in your budget and gives you the best configuration and most important, security features.

Backed by technology experts, we help organizations gain the full benefits of existing systems, make strategic investments in implementing replacement solutions and maintain infrastructure that is secure, dynamic, and reliable. We offer a full range of solutions including a full managed services, mobile computing, Virtual CIO, IT strategy, virtualization, cloud computingbusiness continuity, network security and IP telephony.

Contact us today for a no cost consult and see how we can become the most important part of your team, the team that keeps things running!

Baton Rouge Cyber Security Expert

Baton Rouge Cyber Security Expert

Wahaya IT offers expert level cyber security services to Baton Rouge businesses. We start with a server, firewall, router and network audit, making sure you are 100% safe with your data and transmissions. Then we work with you to implement solutions that work with your company and how your teams work. With so many companies having employees work from home and mobile, it’s critical to have all your data secured. In addition, we have fully implemented testing for your hardware, software and training your teams.

With top notch technicians and a great team to support your company, you’ll find our service plans and offerings very affordable. We enjoy helping companies of any size with their computing and networking needs. Need special Office 365 help? We can help you create a game plan that stays in your budget and gives you the best configuration and most important, security features.

Backed by technology experts, we help organizations gain the full benefits of existing systems, make strategic investments in implementing replacement solutions and maintain infrastructure that is secure, dynamic, and reliable. We offer a full range of solutions including a full managed services, mobile computing, Virtual CIO, IT strategy, virtualization, cloud computingbusiness continuity, network security and IP telephony.

Contact us today for a no cost consult and see how we can become the most important part of your team, the team that keeps things running!

Baton Rouge Network Support

Baton Rouge Network Support

Wahaya IT offers exceptional network support and services to Baton Rouge businesses. From servers to POS systems to desktop computers, we cover it all. With top notch technicians and a great team to support your company, you’ll find our service plans and offerings very affordable. We enjoy helping companies of any size with their computing and networking needs. Need special Office 365 help? We can help you create a game plan that stays in your budget and gives you the best configuration and most important, security features.

Backed by technology experts, we help organizations gain the full benefits of existing systems, make strategic investments in implementing replacement solutions and maintain infrastructure that is secure, dynamic, and reliable. We offer a full range of solutions including a full managed services, mobile computing, Virtual CIO, IT strategy, virtualization, cloud computingbusiness continuity, network security and IP telephony.

Contact us today for a no cost consult and see how we can become the most important part of your team, the team that keeps things running!