Once again, this week I’ve been asked to visit a prospect who has had their telephone lines hacked and been presented with a huge bill from their current call carrier.

For some reason business owners don’t seem to want to have the conversation around how secure their comms are, yet if you ask them about IT security they will tell you that they have this firewall and that anti-virus.

Phone hacking is a multi-million-pound business in the UK. One single attack on a business can cost them thousands in call charges and the potential risk of a data breach which means that for businesses to ignore the security risks of phone hacking is a very careless thing to do. Although you can never be completely safe, there are many ways businesses can help prevent these attacks.

Investing time into this now may prevent a lot of wasted time in the future and a large bill.

In the past, I’ve spoken about the old style phone system however we are hearing more and more about modern Hosted/VoIP systems being hacked. That’s not to say this modern technology is vulnerable but it’s even more important when changing phone systems, you ask the question “how secure is this system?”.

If you’d like to know more about how to protect your business or would like to know how safe your business is please contact me on 0330 333 2 333 or email me on simon.gale@cactusbusiness.co.uk.