How to keep your business secure from cyber crime

Posted by John Mathewson on December 31, 2015

When it comes to protecting your business, one of the most important things you can do is ensure your digital information is safe and secure. Even smaller companies are vulnerable to hackers and other kinds of online attacks, which is why cyber security is crucial.

There should be a dedicated IT staff in place to deal with these issues, but the responsibility ultimately falls on every employee. Without the proper protocols, valuable data could be stolen and abused.

Here are a few tips to improve the cyber security of your business:

  • Educate all employees: When it comes to digital security, all employees need to be aware of how their actions can have a negative impact on the entire company. For example, a suspicious email could end up spreading malware to the whole network, something that will certainly compromise crucial data. If every worker knows the best practices to keep their computers safe and secure, the less likely it will be that an issue arises down the line.
  • Keep devices secure: If your company provides mobile devices to employees, it is essential that they all remain with the people they are intended for. Should an employee work from a public place, they cannot leave their devices unattended for even a moment. Valuable information can be taken in a matter of seconds, so the machines need to be watched at all times.
  • Secure your networks: Having a secure network is one of the simplest, and most effective, ways to keep your digital data secure from hackers. The passwords and other details should only be given out to those who absolutely need them, and make sure the network is not visible to outsiders.

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