Protecting your small business’ interests should be a key priority, but in the digital age, how do you go about doing so?

In the past, protecting a small business would have been as simple as hiring a few security guards to keep watch over things, but as the Internet has become a dominant force in everything from data to social media, business security now means so much more.

What is a Mainframe?

To begin assembling a security protocol for data, you first need to understand what a “mainframe” is.

Essentially, a mainframe is the sum total of your online hardware. The term originated in the 1960s when computers and their components were very large.

Today, a mainframe can be considered any system or computers, servers, routers, and other devices that facilitate the delivery of Internet information and data to a consumer, business, government installation, or otherwise.

Understanding Cyber Attacks

A cyber-attack is essentially a physical attack without the physical part.

Cyber-attacks occur daily around the globe, and instead of using fists, knives, or guns, cyber attackers use digital technology in order to steal information, defame companies, and shut down websites.

The scary part about cyber-attacks is that, with enough information or data, a cyber-criminal can access your system from anywhere an Internet connection is available. This leaves companies vulnerable to breaches across the world.
How to Protect Your Mainframe

In the article, “How to Protect Your Mainframe from Attacks,” the author explains that you need to put provisions in place that allow for on-site technology experts to have complete control over your business’ digital infrastructure.

In addition, you should take your time with pushing new digital initiatives. Moving out a product or service too fast may complicate matters for your digital security team.

Finally, your IT team should ensure that your internal team is not only trustworthy, but also trained to identify, avoid, and eliminate online threats to your company’s mainframe.

Internet is an Emerging Field While online transactions are almost a requirement these days, it’s important to note that the Internet is still an emerging field for business.

What works today may not work tomorrow. This is why it’s a good idea to hire a dedicated team of IT professionals, specifically those well-versed in security, to protect your company’s online dealings, including its mainframe, from hackers and other individuals who wish to do you harm.

By taking proactive steps now, you can save a lot of time, energy, and money in the future.

This provides your small business with a sense of security, stability, and future-mindedness.

About the Author: Andrew Rusnak is an author who writes on topics that include technology and Internet development.