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5 Tips To Improve Cybersecurity for Business Owners

Date

19/03/2021

Written by

Airnow

1. Always Keep Your Software Updated

If the software that your company uses is not up to date, it may be vulnerable to attack. Software companies such as Windows work hard to create patched and updates that fix vulnerabilities and release these in the form of updates, so it is important to make sure that your devices always have the latest updates.

2. Back-Up of All Your Data

We recommend that you frequently backup your data, so in the event of loss or theft it can always be recovered.

3. Cybersecurity Training

The most common cybersecurity attack still comes via emails known as phishing attacks, and this phenomenon has only increased since the Covid-19 pandemic as many cybercriminals are trying to take advantage of the situation.

Consequently, it has never been more important to make sure that everyone in your organisation has at least a basic knowledge and understanding of cybersecurity. Staff must be able to distinguish between a genuine email and a phishing email, or they could fall victim to a phishing attack.

4. Be Aware Of Your Company’s Value to Hackers.

A common misconception when it comes to cybersecurity is that only large companies are targets of cyberattacks, and therefore small businesses do not need to have a full-scale security solution. This is a dangerous mindset to have, especially when cyberattacks are growing. There has been a growing number of cases of hackers stealing one company’s identity in order to gain access to another company, often posing as a smaller company. Such attacks can lead to small businesses losing important information.

5. Be prepared

Cybersecurity is all about protecting your business, and preparation is the key to ensuring that the worst-case scenario never happens. We recommend that your company or business has runbook in place in case of an emergency, a protocol that the company carries out in the event of a cyberattack. Everyone in your organisation should know what their roles and responsibilities are in the event of an attack.