Cybersecurity Risks You Might Miss
The Inkwell • January 1, 2019
If you are like us, you have been hearing about cybersecurity everywhere. On the news, online, in magazines, and maybe even from your friends that have become the victim to an unforeseen attack or virus. What you may not know are the top most overlooked risks you might not think about in your daily life. Join us as we unpack the greatest threats, so you can make 2019 your safest cyber year ever.
Bring Your Own Device
It is becoming more and more acceptable to use your personal devices for work, but if these devices are not secured by your IT department, you are increasing your vulnerabilities.
Policies may go years without revisions or updates, which often creates gaps or unforeseen liabilities as new technologies continue to change existing operating structures and methods.
Many of us like to use our own third-party tools, but if they are not built with security features, they can become a back door into secure networks for malicious software.
Often-ignored, one vulnerable area of cybersecurity is the print environment. It is known that the print environment is just as vulnerable to threats as other endpoints, but often we face challenges trying to secure it.
Walker360 is certified at the highest levels, and have our employees take courses throughout the year, ensuring that everything we do for our customers is confidential and secure.
Remote employees are starting to pop up in every company, but how and where they access proprietary information can create significant liability.
Although it is convenient, public Wi-Fi must be properly separated from secure networks to prevent unauthorized access to secure documents or devices.
Many Internet-connected legacy machines no longer receive security updates from the manufacturers and can easily be compromised.
Social, or human, engineering is another overlooked attack that is done by manipulating an employee to divulge information. Pro Tip: Train your employees how to properly respond to these situations.
Ensure that your vendors are certified at the highest level, because you are ultimately responsible for all of your vendors.
Commonly, new employees go through training. It is critical to take it a step further and require regular security training, otherwise your employees will be ill-equipped to identify and address the latest cyber security threats.
Did you know your company is responsible if your vendor compromises customer information while it is in their possession? Ensure that your vendors are certified at the highest level, because you are ultimately responsible for all of your vendors. Our SOC-2 certification gives you the peace of mind knowing that your information is safe in our hands. Pro Tip: Ask to see all of your vendors security credentials.
We are always on high alert when it comes to cybersecurity. Even though a large part of what we do is print, there are always risks involved. This is why we are certified at the highest levels, and have our employees take courses throughout the year, ensuring that everything we do for our customers is confidential and secure. If you have any questions on security, or want to know more about how our certifications impact you, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.