Cyber Security Tips For Small Businesses
Updated: Oct 13, 2020
Do you REALLY need to be strict with your I.T Security for your small business? You may think just because you're a no-name local business... hackers wont be interested in you.
Unfortunately, threat actors don't discriminate. They can hack your network and steal customer data, gain access to your vendors network etc.. It's not pretty. Keep reading as we look at some tips on keeping your assets secure.
5) Don't Cheap Out - It's An Investment.
do you value your business? If so... you WON'T pinch pennies when it comes to protecting it. You may think spending a fair chunk of change on proactive measures isn't worth it.. but when danger comes knocking.. Your business may have to close because you didn't care enough about I.T security.
It'll be a hefty investment to hire a cybersecurity firm to secure your business. In the end, it'll pay dividends.
4) Train Your Employees
This is a very great step toward having a secure company. It's a no-brainer as well, unfortunately, most employees are oblivious to safe security practices. Your workers need to be educated on what to do, and what NOT to do when it comes to the internet. All it takes is Old Joe to click on a phishing email, and your whole network will collapse.
Here’s some simple tips:
Don't use obvious passwords (pets, date of birth etc..). Make them complex.
Don't keep your passwords on a post-it note on your desk.
Don't open emails & attachments from unknown sources.
Report suspicious emails as spam.
Invest in a cybersecurity training session for your employees to raise awareness.
3) Back Up Your Files
If you're not backing up your companies data, you're doing something incredibly wrong. If you have no data.. you have no company.
You need to have a software that automatically backs up your files. That way, if something does occur.. you can restore it from the most recent backup.
Our backup & recovery services allows you to protect your data and have backups in the cloud. We also store it offline so that way, under worst case scenario, it will be safe.
2) Perform Risk Assessment
You need to take a deep dive into your company and see where you're vulnerable. Proactivity will save you thousands of dollars if something goes wrong.
Your security vendor will do all of this for you which will save you time and stress. They'll identify possible threats, look at how your data is stored and who can access that data, and create a security strategy going forward.