It’s highly unlikely that you are able to name every digital asset in your home or business.
The explosion of digital devices in the last decade, and the speed with which they die out and require replacement is mind boggling.
Who DOESN’T have an old, unsecured laptop lying around – just beckoning a cybercriminal from the world of the cloud somewhere?
And even if you COULD keep track of every home device, there’s the problem of the office. Personal devices in and out all day long. iPads, laptops, phones, smartwatches – all accessing company data via email, Google, and more…
That’s not including all the office devices – currently in-use desktops, old hard drives collecting dust, digital printers connected to the cloud, and more.
Poorly managed digital assets are a ticking time bomb. You need more than an Excel sheet with a list of active devices (a solution that doesn’t work well for anyone and is impossible for any business with more than two employees).
Wondering what to do about this? Read the full article here…
But we also recommend getting an EXPERT advisor on your IT team. We know cyberattacks are not IF, but WHEN.
Digital security won’t keep up with digital asset growth – at least not for a while. We should continue expecting cybersecurity breaches to be on the rise and focus on immediate detection and response.
Bottom line? Make sure you know what assets are in your home and workplace, and have eyes on them.
Hackers are hunting for unguarded entry points. Yours could be next.
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