Cybercrime and other digital threats are on the rise, as we move into 2023 your new year’s resolutions should include these cyber security must-haves to protect your business and ensure your network and systems have the highest security possible.
There are a few key technologies you can implement that will help protect your business against cyber security threats both now and in the future. A cyber-attack can ruin your reputation, lead to financial loss, and damage customer trust. Taking steps to shore up your cyber security is vital for the success and survival of your business. Luckily, there are a few simple steps you can take to reduce your risk of becoming a victim of a cyber-attack:
- Educate your employees about cyber security risks
Your employees are your first line of defence when it comes to protecting your business from a cyber-attack. Make sure they know what to look for and how to report suspicious activity. Providing your team with security awareness training and access to the resources they need to stay up to date on the latest threats and best practices for avoiding them.
- Create strong passwords and use MFA
One of the most common ways hackers gain access to business systems is through weak passwords. Create strong, unique passwords for all your business accounts and make sure to change them regularly. You should also consider using two-factor authentication whenever possible as an extra layer of protection.
- Back up your data regularly.
In the event that your systems are compromised, you will want to have a recent backup of all your data available so you can quickly get back up and running again. Set up regular backups and store them off site or in the cloud so they are not lost if something happens to your physical location.
Cyber-attacks are becoming more sophisticated and more common, making cyber security a top priority for businesses everywhere. Taking steps to educate employees, create strong passwords, using MFA, and back up data regularly can help reduce the risk of becoming a victim of a cyber-attack.
When it comes to cyber security, being proactive is key—don’t wait until it’s too late to take action. Need help with your cyber security? Speak to a member of ITeam Consulting today.