Sometimes, you won’t know that something is wrong with your company. You may have a major security breach but won’t know about it till it’s too late. Some malware will sit on your system and wait for an opportune moment to strike. Check out these signs that it might be time for a security audit.
If your company computers are suddenly experiencing pop-ups, crashes, and slowdowns, there may be something unwanted in the system. Malware and other viruses take up space and memory on the computer and cause serious performance issues for you. If the computers are running slow, you should be taking a look at how much space they currently have. This isn’t a good sign, even if there is no malware. Taking a look at what’s on your system allows you to both make sure you’re free of viruses and delete unnecessary files taking up space.
If your computers are running out of hard drive space unexpectedly, this could be a red flag. The systems could be filling up with junk data caused by a virus. Take a look at what files are taking up this space—do you recognize them? If not, check with your team to see if anyone knows what they are. Don’t delete them right away, as they may be necessary files that aren’t often seen. You can also use the internet to search for the name of the file—if it’s known malware, a simple search will tell you right away.
Do you have any reason to suspect an issue? Maybe the computers are working perfectly well, but you have some disgruntled employees with complete access. Maybe rumors are flying around the office that your competitor has all your data. If anything like this is happening and making you feel uneasy, you can be sure with a security audit.
If you need help running a security audit for your business, contact Ezentria today. We’re here to help you understand how secure your business is and prepare or any future problems.