Hidden Risks Associated with Search Engines
It’s no secret that your tech company depends on the capabilities of your computer systems to function. Therefore, 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. Cyber-attacks can directly target finances and ruin a business’ reputation, making the cost of a single one basically incalculable. Your business is at stake, and you should do everything you can to protect it.
As an employer, you should educate your employees about searching for certain topics on the Internet due to the risk of coming in contact with a virus that could ruin your computer systems. More than 90 percent of companies surveyed by the U.S. Department of Justice incurred either monetary loss, system downtime loss or both because of cybercrime, so take it upon yourself to put search engine guidelines in place.
Common term searches conducted online can expose your business to the risk of cybercrime. Encourage employees to avoid following suspicious results in search engines. The least risky search terms are usually health-related topics and searches about economic news.
Hackers want to impact the highest amount of people with the least amount of effort, so they aim for popular search terms. Hackers adapt quickly to the fast-paced nature of the Internet and the public circle, so oftentimes social or celebrity events popular at a given moment climb quickly to the top of the most dangerous search terms.
Contact a member of the ‘A’ team to learn more about cyber liability and how to take a proactive approach to protecting your company’s computer systems.
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