The Risks of Web Searches

        Search Engine Risks


As an employer, you should educate your employees about searching certain topics on the Internet because of the risk of coming across websites encrypted with viruses or malware that could be detrimental to your operating systems. Stress that the potential for cybercrime could affect employees individually as well as company-wide. More than 90 percent of companies surveyed by the DOJ incurred either monetary loss, system downtime loss or both because of cybercrime, so take it upon yourself to put search engine guidelines in place.

It’s no secret that your technology company depends on the capabilities of your computer systems to function. So you should be aware that simple actions your employees take could be putting your company’s equipment and networks at risk of cybercrime, including cyber attacks, cyber theft and other computer security incidents. According a 2013 survey of more than 800 small businessowners by the National Small Business Association, the average cost of a single cyber attack was nearly $9,000. Your business is at stake, meaning you should do everything you can to protect yourself.