Many small business owners simply do not pay attention to their wireless network setup and security. They may not feel as if their data is worth stealing or may not realize that having a poorly configured wireless network is like allowing someone to walk into your business off the street to plug their laptop into a network port. Cyber thieves and hackers may very well break into your system in order to sabotage your business or simply because it was easy to break into. You may be wondering why they would do that, but the answer is simple. They may break into your wireless network in order to steal your customer/client list or other sensitive data or to simply try to make your organization look bad.
Many business owners do not know that hackers can break into the wireless network system and attempt to ruin your reputation by sending out crazy emails or posting inappropriate messages on your social media channels. It happens each and every day of the week. The good news is that if you have an experienced professional to handle your wireless network setup and security for you, your life will be a whole lot easier.
So how long does it typically take for a computer hacker to break into a wireless network that is not properly secured? Believe it or not, it only takes a matter of seconds. A recent study showed that approximately half of small business Wi-Fi networks could be hacked in as little as five (5) seconds. It has been known for a long time that wireless networks are more vulnerable to cyber attacks. Money is obviously the most motivating factor for computer hackers, but some of them do it for fun or out of boredom or as the result of automated programs they use to go out and find weak networks. Some computer hackers don’t plan to profit from your data, they simply want to find holes in your wireless computer network in order to practice or to show another party that they have the ability to do it.
Some computer coders and programmers will create software that provides hackers with the ability to break into your system. They are paid well for this service. The bottom line is that it truly does not matter why a computer hacker wants to break into your wireless network, it only matters that you do everything in your power to stop them from accomplishing their goal. Otherwise, your business data and the data of your customers/clients are at risk. You must make sure your wireless network access points or routers are fully supported by the manufacturer, are patched on a regular basis and that your production and guest networks are isolated from each other. You should also make sure security protocols and passphrases are updated when people leave your organization and that someone regularly monitors the devices that are connected to your network.
CS2 Computers has been providing professional IT and Computer services since 2003. We are incredibly proud of the fact that we are an established business with clients in a wide variety of industries. Although we have primarily focused on working with small to midsize organizations, we certainly are not limited to utilizing only consumer grade products. We are experienced in wireless network design, planning and security for small and large facilities. Our company has a great deal of industry certifications and many years of training and experience in large corporate environments coupled with over 15 years in the Small to Medium or “SMB” space.
This provides us with a unique approach to both IT Services and Consulting. Whether you are a one-person operation, or a publicly traded company with hundreds of employees, CS2 has the experience and expertise to make your technology an asset. CS2 Computers has been fortunate enough to work with and for some of the best Biotech Companies, Social Service Agencies, Law Firms, Business and Medical Professionals and Service Providers throughout New England.