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HAVE YOU SECURED YOUR BUSINESS FROM HACKERS?

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HAVE YOU SECURED YOUR BUSINESS FROM HACKERS?

What would happen if a hacker attacks on your business? Would they easily get access to your company’s sensitive information? Would you be able to protect your data?

Believe it or not, cyber security is becoming a more serious concern for small business rather than a business. As per the Ponemon 2017 Cyber security Report, more SMBs are becoming the targets of cybercriminals.

Also, big companies with substantial budgets can afford to hire professionals who will protect their data. What about small businesses, solopreneurs or freelancers?

By following these tips below and beefing up your business’s Internet security, hackers will have not a choice but to mind their own business.

Change Password

The password setting is set according to each unique user. Besides, password strength is ensured by using numbers, case-sensitive characters and random symbols. But It is not enough.

Usernames and passwords are the gateways for hackers to enter your business’s operating system; here you need to keep Internet thieves away by frequently changing both your own username and password and employees’ login info on regular basis. It may be time taking but it is important.

Take Care of Security While Buying Software

As we are shifting to software as a service, cloud and other operating models, the importance of incorporating security from the beginning becomes vital. It means product and development teams need to engage in the security department from the initial phase of the decision and implementation process.

By getting involved early, key security decisions over access, logging, and monitoring can be addressed upfront and potentially avoid becoming an obstacle for implementation later in the cycle. Companies should integrate dual-factor authentication for all new systems and without it, the system must not be integrated.

Get Cyber Security Insurance

Sure, we all hope that security breaches will not happen. But it is not sure. You should be prepared for the worst situation. Take Cyber Insurance; this kind of insurance is designed to protect your business from different cyber security threats. In case, there is a security breach, and your organization is held liable, you may end up having to pay out tons of money in a lawsuit.

When you have cyber liability insurance, you don’t have to take the stress. Take the right type of insurance to cover your legal cost.

Take Advantage from Virtual Data Rooms

VDR or Virtual Data Rooms are used to secure the company’s important information. It is an online repository where your company can store data. They are mainly related to financial transactions. It is not easily possible for hackers to get to the information stored in a VDR.

Educate Your Employees

Social engineering is a huge threat to the small business site and data security, whether we are talking about targeted Trojans or spear-phishing aimed at the specific team.

 You can easily combat them by educating your employees. Make sure that your staffs are not opening the door to the wrong people and letting them walk off with your valuable data by making sure they are aware of the value that data holds and the ways in which security can be compromised.

Don’t Forget Small Stuffs

The simplest bit of anti-hacking advice for small businesses is to secure your network. First, ensure you have antivirus software installed and keep it update, apply OS and application updates with religious fervour, and control who can get at what data.

All staff members won’t need full access to everything, so understand that and reduce the number of people who have access to your data; with it you reduce the opportunity for the wrong hand to use them as a medium to steal it.

Whether you are a small business or a big business, take your cyber security seriously and follow these simple tips.

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