The smartphone, the laptop, the computers of the company connected to the Internet, being able to access from the home to the applications and data of the company, at any time whenever we need them, make that the company is living always connected. Beyond its benefits, there are 9 perils of hyperconnection that your company is not aware of.
Security is boring. An obligation imposed by someone unknown. After all, who will want to attack or steal data from you, your small business? You know.
Would you leave the door of your company open when your job ends? No one will respond affirmatively. However, it is what they are doing unconsciously, not caring to close the digital door of your company. Security is not limited to the perimeter of the office. It is not enough to close the door to be safe, to be always connected implies that we have multiple open doors.
We lose data almost without realizing it
- Remote access has become a security hole for attacks and malware entry. Teleworking can become a problem if no additional security measures are taken.
- Drobox, Google Drive, OneDrive are the new USB to take the data of the company. If they are used as a private user, data control is lost at the very moment a file is included on these virtual hard disks.
Data theft and hacking
- You can not connect to any WiFi if you want to protect your data. In these networks there is the possibility of seeing other clients that also connect wirelessly and anything can happen: viruses, data theft, etc. WiFi if, but safe, better to use your own VPN.
- The camera of a laptop in the office, the smartphone or IP cameras can be hacked relatively easily.
- The creation of passwords, their renewal and storage for internal work, but also for Internet services, has become a problem, or will be when they discover the one that you have not changed for years.
Surely some more security holes can be identified. Logically, working connected to the Internet has great advantages for businesses, but like everything else in life, it also has its dark side.