You own your own business. You worked hard to build it up. It’s your life to a large extent, and you spend well over 40 hours a week building it. Your employees are often like family (for better or for worse!) They count on you to be their ‘fearless leader’ in many instances. Over time you have put enough money aside so that you have a buffer when times get bad. It sits in your corporate savings account over at the bank. You think it is safe. Think again.
First of all, your corporate money is NOT INSURED by the FDIC against fraud. Your personal accounts are, but business accounts are not insured, except for one bank: JP Morgan Chase. Every other bank, if cyber thieves hack into your network, take over your bank account, and transfer money out of the country, you are NOT INSURED. Call your bank; they will reluctantly acknowledge this fact. They are working on additional cyber defenses, but at the moment this is the situation.
Now, cybercrime has gone ‘pro’ in the last 5 years. They have lots of resources, lots of smart people, and they hack into businesses like yours all day long, using your employees to get in. How? It’s called ‘social engineering’ which means manipulating someone to divulge confidential information. Getting a password out of someone can take just 3 minutes over the phone, or 3 seconds if an employee clicks on a phishing email.
Apart from all the IT security measures your organization has taken, you need one more additional security layer: People. Your employees are in urgent need to get trained so they don’t fall for these scams. Extremely affordable and something you cannot do without. It’s called Security Awareness Training, and every organization needs to do it. KnowBe4 tests your employees for free, so you know up front the percentage that is vulnerable. The first thing we recommend is the free Email Exposure Check, that shows you how many of your email addresses are out there on the internet, available for the bad guys to attack your employees.
Fill out the free Email Exposure Check form to find out now.