Take Precautions to Protect Your Business from Search Engine Risks

        Search Engine Risks


There are examples of companies and organizations around the globe that had to shut down operations to address a large-scale virus or other malware issue. These problems can affect both large and small businesses and can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to fix. Avoid putting yourself at risk by:

     • Enacting a stricter Internet use policy

     • Putting more strict website blockers or filters in place

     • Educating employees about the hazards that risky search engine
     exploration can present

Some of these solutions may cost you in the short run, but lowering your risk will ultimately save your company dollars in potential identity fraud, monetary cyber theft or informational cyber theft if you look long term.

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.