Katalatto Asks: What free cybersecurity tools Small Business Owners could use?
Not surprisingly, we often hear about major cyber attacks in the news. We rarely think, however, that we could be victims. Cyber attacks are not an issue only for enormous banks or billion-funded corporations.
Hacks can take many different shapes and forms, from a simple computer virus to a massive data breach — companies are vulnerable to a number of types of cyber attacks.
It is way more possible to happen to your business which could yield huge losses. They are real for small and medium businesses as well.
Here Katalatto Asks what you need to know about cybersecurity and which free cybersecurity tools you could benefit of.
In fact, these 10 free tools cover some of the biggest cybersecurity risks and they don’t cost a dime:
- Avast Free Antivirus is award-winning free antivirus protection for PCs, Macs and Android devices.
- Free Mobile Security for Apple iPhones protects against phishing attacks and post-breach email leaks.
- Ransim is a free ransomware simulator tool that informs how vulnerable a network is against ransomware attacks.
- Browser Stored Password Discovery Tool helps find out where browser-stored passwords are being used before hackers can exploit them.
- Weak Password Finder is a fast, easy way to find weak employee passwords used for email, surfing the web, watching videos, listening to music and more.
- SiteCheck scanner is a free website malware and security scanner that quickly tests for malware, website blacklisting, spam injections and website defacements.
- SSL Server Test is a free online service that performs a deep analysis of the configuration of any SSL web server (hint: you have this if your website is accessible via “https://” — note the “s” at the end for secure) on the public internet.
- FreeScan accurately scans networks, servers, desktops or web apps for security vulnerabilities.
- ProtonMail offers free secure end-to-end encrypted email accounts with all user data protected by strict Swiss privacy laws.
- ZoneAlarm Free Firewall manages and monitors all incoming and outgoing traffic and shields users from hackers, malware and other online threats that put privacy at risk.
Attacks happen and small businesses need to pay close attention to cybersecurity because they are increasingly becoming a point of focus for attackers. In sum, you don’t need to do everything, just take minimal steps to overcome the attackers.