Recent research studies by a Google cybersecurity team have shown that about 12 million credential thefts occurred in 2016-2017, making Dallas IT support companies a great asset to your small or medium sized business when it comes to cyber protection. Employees are the weakest link in your network security, using simple passwords like P@ssw0rd, meaning without the help of a trusted outsourced IT provider your business could fall into the control of a hacker and you may end up paying thousands of dollars to retrieve stolen data and files.
The Google research team concluded that, “Through a combination of password re-use across thousands of online services and targeted collection, we estimated 7–25% of stolen passwords in our dataset would enable an attacker to log in to a victim’s Google account and thus take over their online identity due to transitive trust.” Lawyers and medical offices have even more reason to partner up with a Dallas IT support company, as not protecting their clients’ confidential data can lead to lawsuits.
Think Unified, a Carrollton IT support and security company, offers computer support, desktop support, and software support services to small and medium sized businesses all over the Grapevine, Flower Mound, Richardson, and Plano area: not to mention free cybersecurity training for all of your employees and a free Dallas network audit! Don’t wait around for a hacker to find your network, give us a call today and learn more about what we can do to protect you!