On a recent episode of Influencers Radio with Jack Mize, America’s Favorite Cybersecurity Expert™ and author of the upcoming book “CYBERSECURITY SECRETS” Jesse Castro discussed how he helps small to medium-sized businesses protect their digital and physical assets from the hordes of cyber threats lurking in the world today.
It seems that security breaches and cyber-attacks against high-profile companies, big e-commerce retailers, and financial institutions are in the news on a regular basis. But small businesses are also prime targets for hackers and cybercriminals as well.
As the founder of the Cybersecurity firm Freedom Managed Services, Jesse Castro knows that many hackers are looking for the low-hanging fruit, the businesses that are exposed. Small to medium-sized businesses often have the least-protected websites and networks, making the cybercriminal’s job much easier.
During the interview, Castro revealed how the recent growth of remote workers driven by the COVID pandemic can create potential security risks, even if the business has implemented measures to protect themselves. Castro says, “If you’re the owner of a small business and you don’t have an IT department or person that you rely on, one thing you need to understand is when you have people logging in from home, and they’re using a Virtual Private Network (VPN), which is an inherently secure encrypted tunnel from their home PC to your work PC. The problem is that you don’t know who set up the environment at their home. So, you don’t know if the password was changed on the router, which it should have been. You don’t know who set everything up or if there’s a time bomb sitting inside that network just waiting to explode. And if there is, and they log into your network through that VPN, and they are infected, your network is now going to become infected as well.”
Castro also shared the importance of not just protecting systems and data to prevent attacks but how critical it is to have a recovery plan in place in the event of a security breach, explaining how companies without a solid business continuity plan that is tested regularly can be one cyber-attack away from closure.
Listening to this episode, it’s easy to understand why Castro is the trusted expert to Owners, Executives, and Directors of small to medium-sized businesses when it comes to securing the systems and data behind the companies they’ve worked so hard to build.
To listen to the full interview visit https://InfluencersRadio.com/jesse-castro
To learn more about Jesse Castro and Freedom Managed Services visit https://fmsit.net