If external threats were all that small businesses needed to worry about, they could probably get away with using security software developed for personal home computers and save a little bit of money. But the unfortunate truth is that internal threats can be just as dangerous as external ones – sometimes, even more dangerous. After all, a hacker doesn’t need to do any work to gain access to your company’s confidential data if someone on the inside is sending it out for free.
To be fair, not all of these internal risks are caused by malicious acts of insiders deliberately attempting to steal data. Sometimes, it’s just a careless slip-up or the transfer of a wrong file that creates a data link. However, the potential for deliberate acts shouldn’t be ignored, no matter how much you trust your employees.
In fact, there are instances every day when employees make copies of sensitive data files and other records for their own personal use – whether or not that use is actually benefiting the business. This can be a big problem, particularly for new startups with staff who haven’t a particular sense of loyalty to the venture. While such employees may never steal financial information or physical objects, a lot of people have different morals when it comes to client lists and more intangible assets, including intellectual property.
Worry-Free Business Security includes tools that will greatly help with the mitigation of these internal risks. Both the Standard and Advanced editions include a device control that can be configured to control access to USB and other attached devices to prevent files from being transferred to these portable storage mediums. In addition, the Advanced version provides extra protection with utilities that prevent confidential data from being emailed to sources outside the company.