Viruses, malware, ransomware, and hackers! You shouldn’t be on the internet. In fact, you shouldn’t even be reading this article. At this very moment, someone could be stealing your identity, encrypting your files or hacking your bank account. The internet can definitely be a scary place, especially for a campground owner who isn’t an expert with technology.
The truth, though, is a little simpler and much less worrisome. All of the above and more are real risks with using the internet, but some common sense protection can go a long way. It’s like swimming in the ocean on an amazing family vacation. You know there are poisonous jellyfish, sharks and rip currents, right? In spite of all that, you dive in, because you are smart enough to check the weather and do your best to stay safe.
The internet is no different, it’s just a little harder to avoid the dangerous areas. After all, a new species of shark that happens to hang out at your favorite beach isn’t discovered every single day. Plus, there isn’t an army of people trying to mind control sharks to force them to swim right toward you and attack. The good news is that you and your campground can be protected, though, and the cost is very minimal.
At the very least, grab a free antivirus tool like AVG or Avast. These companies offer pretty good protection, especially considering they are free. This will ensure you are protected from viruses and some of the more basic malware that is already known. I bolded those last two words for emphasis, so you pause to reflect on that. Tens of thousands of new malware is discovered every day and that antivirus software that is protecting your computer is only protecting you against known threats since their last update.
If you are really looking for peace of mind, we recommend Sophos Endpoint Protection. It not only protects against known threats but also recognizes the types of actions that typical malware takes on your computer, network or mobile device. Combined with Sophos Central, you can also protect things like email and even prevent your employees from visiting those questionable sites in the first place.
How can we help? Let us be your remote security specialists. We can help you setup everything above during a one-to-one phone call and with ongoing support. We’ll manage all the software and ensure you are as protected as you can be. Plus, we can help with other security issues like securing your campground wifi.
It’s just like insurance. You can take the risk, but it’s better to be prepared.