VoIP has changed the face of business communication. Its technology provides small, medium, and large businesses seamless communication for an onsite and on the go workforce. Yet benefits such as easy scalability and increased productivity are shadowed by a very real concern. Cybersecurity.
Let’s take a look at why it is important to have VoIP security and what you can do to minimize the impact.
The COVID-19 pandemic’s widespread shutdowns caused the remote workforce to explode. As VoIP use soared and cloud-based operations grew, so did the cybersecurity threat. Remote employees became a target for cybercriminals, and cloud breaches increased. Businesses were busy adjusting to the new normal of a blended workforce and VoIP security became less important. Unfortunately, the impact of letting our proverbial guards down meant a greater impact of data breaches and other cybercrimes.
Small businesses are especially vulnerable to cybersecurity risk with over half of small businesses suffering from a cyberattack or data breach each year. For example, 95% of credit card breaches occur in small businesses, and only 14% of those businesses have the cybersecurity measures in place to combat such an attack. The average cost of a data breach in 2021 was almost $4 million. As a result, over half of small businesses close within six months of a cyberattack due to its financial consequences.
Cybercrimes & Data Breaches
Maybe you operate under the assumption that your business has nothing to hide, so a data breach is not a problem you cannot overcome. No company is immune to cybercrime. Does your employee save passwords on the computer or use the same password for multiple accounts? What about those devices that are synced with your computer that include access to company documents, invoices, contact information and more? You don’t have to have sensitive data as part of your daily business practice to be vulnerable to the effects of a cyberattack.
VoIP transmits data over the internet via packet switching. Here, voice data is broken into smaller packets and sent over the internet where packets are reconnected and transmitted as voice data. Gabbit’s VoIP is encrypted by scrambling these packets into unreadable data jumbles during transit. This prevents them from being intercepted and decoded by cyber criminals. Even if a call is intercepted, the data seized makes no sense to the hacker. Data such as phone numbers and user names are also scrambled to stop message tampering and eavesdropping.
Develop Cybersecurity Planning
Choose to be proactive about VoIP security. Acknowledge that it is serious, and find out what is being done to keep your VoIP safe from hackers. Gabbit is completely committed to keeping your business communication as secure as possible. We have the highest uptime in the business, we help you develop cybersecurity planning, and we respond immediately to any security concerns you have. Our cloud based applications are developed with the latest cybersecurity practices in force, and we constantly search for the newest and best practices in keeping your communications secure.
Our communication professionals will answer your questions about keeping your VoIP secure and make certain you understand the problems and solutions of cybersecurity in simple terms. Your business is just as important to us as it is to you. Say more and pay less with Gabbit. 1-855-542-2248.
To provide the best experiences, we use technologies like cookies to store and/or access device information. Consenting to these technologies will allow us to process data such as browsing behavior or unique IDs on this site. Not consenting or withdrawing consent, may adversely affect certain features and functions.
The technical storage or access is strictly necessary for the legitimate purpose of enabling the use of a specific service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user, or for the sole purpose of carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network.
The technical storage or access is necessary for the legitimate purpose of storing preferences that are not requested by the subscriber or user.
The technical storage or access that is used exclusively for statistical purposes.The technical storage or access that is used exclusively for anonymous statistical purposes. Without a subpoena, voluntary compliance on the part of your Internet Service Provider, or additional records from a third party, information stored or retrieved for this purpose alone cannot usually be used to identify you.
The technical storage or access is required to create user profiles to send advertising, or to track the user on a website or across several websites for similar marketing purposes.