Cybersecurity is something that is everyone’s responsibility. With would-be hackers ready to exploit vulnerabilities at any given moment, it is important to take the steps needed to protect your business and personal data.
As not only is it Cybersecurity Awareness Month, but also a time where cybercrime is at an all-time high, there has never been a better time to ensure your systems are safe. Start with these quick actions you can take right now.
Having a strong password is great, of course, but two-factor (or multi-factor) authentication adds an extra security layer that could make all the difference. If someone were to be able to get your password, they would still need to get through another level of security in order to gain access.
This extra security measure could be a code texted or app notification on your mobile, fingerprint recognition or additional security questions for example.
You should have a different password for each login you have, so if someone was able to access one of your accounts, they won’t be able to access more. While it can seem difficult to remember all your passwords, a password manager can help. Password managers store your passwords in an encrypted format. If you ever needed to share access to anything, you can do so through password managers without actually giving away your password too. LastPass is a popular and trusted choice at the moment, with a great free version and super affordable premium version.
Outdated software can come with a lot of vulnerabilities that hackers are just waiting to exploit. Updated software comes often means the latest security features are in place. Don’t forget to check that your anti-virus software is up to date to keep you protected from the latest threats too!
When is the last time you tested your data backup? Is it still working the way you need it to? It is always best to test these things now than to realise that it isn’t working how it should when you need it!
If you don’t have online data backup yet or want to make sure you have the right type for your business, then check out this blog on how to find the perfect online data backup for your needs.
Take some time to learn about the latest risks and scams that are going around, including phishing scams. Know the red flags and be cautious of clicking any links.
Share this with your employees too, so that everyone is aware and stays safe from malicious emails and links that could be dangerous to your business.
While these are the simple steps you can take now, we can help you create a robust cybersecurity plan for your business, including disaster recovery. Talk to our team of experts today about how we can work together in keeping your business and its people safe.