Gut check. What are you doing to protect your business’, colleagues’ and customers’ data? Cybercrime is rampant. Attacks on businesses of all sizes result in costly data breaches. Do you know how to protect your business from cyber attacks? Ask yourself the following four questions to address your cyber risk exposure.
1 . DOES MY COMPANY HAVE A DEVELOPED SECURITY PLAN?
Knowing what types of data you have within your business is the first step in developing a security plan to ensure that financial data, customer or employee records are secured. Think about hiring an in-house IT person or working with an IT vendor to make sure you are set up for success.
2. ARE WE MANAGING OUR PASSWORDS PROPERLY?
Passwords are fundamental to every security system, keeping them organized is essential. We recommend using password protector software in order to manage all your passwords in one secure place. Then, you’ll only have to remember one password, it will change your life.
3. ARE MY COLLEAGUES BEING EDUCATED ABOUT SECURITY REGULARLY?
Educating colleagues on security policies is a great way of making sure that everyone working at your business is implementing the latest security procedures.
4. ARE MY BUSINESS’S FIREWALLS UP-TO-DATE?
Making sure firewalls are up to date and working on your company computers is crucial. This will protect against malicious viruses.