Data Threats Resources

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Fraudelent ordering scams have plagued the industry. Many owners caught the scam in time. Others were not so lucky. The best way, and seemingly the only way, to beat a scam is to stop it before it happens. Know their tactics. Know the red flags.
A major, though often ignored, threat to all glass and glazing companies lies with their computer technology. Every day, companies rely on computers to process orders, create designs, fabricate product and handle shipments, putting them at great risk when viruses, data loss or Internet scams strike.
The industry is beginning to realize the value of data analytics for controlling costs, maintaining and improving product quality, reducing scrap, and identifying production improvements. This means that more employees are both internally connected and online much of the time, and they have more access to a variety of data and systems than ever before. For most of the world, this rapidly expanding connectivity is referred to as the Internet of Things.
There is a pervasive, though incorrect, assumption that only large enterprises are potential targets of web-based cyber security breaches, such as website and email server hacks. But, potential victims of such cyberattacks include any business connected to the internet.
Every day, companies use computers to process orders, create designs, fabricate products and handle shipments. But these activities open them up to data threats like web scams and viruses that put them at great risk of lost time, information or money when these scams strike.
The Talk: Stop a Scam Before it Starts
Recently, an employee of one of the Window & Door Dealers Alliance member companies received a scam email regarding freight charges on product. The scammer approved the price and asked the employee to make sure he includes the freight charges with the estimate. But the member company pays freight upfront and directly. Knowing this stopped the employee from pursuing the transaction further and kept the company safe from financial loss.