No matter what size your business, cyber crime has the ability to do it severe harm and even bring it down, which is why it’s so important in this day and age to keep your business data as secure as possible. But how do you go about this, what steps should you be taking? Here are 5 top tips to implement, which really work.
1. Teach your employees to be more security conscious
However much you trust your staff, it’s an unfortunate fact of life, that through no fault of their own, they could just be the cause of cyber crime. Although they’re not knowingly giving away important information, just by using poor passwords on their computers, they could be playing right into a hacker’s hands meaning the computers could be hacked in just a few minutes.
You can hype up their computer security consciousness just by teaching them how to create more secure passwords. Typically these should either be longer or more complex and include a mixture of numbers, special characters, and upper and lower case letters. In addition the same password should never be used for multiple accounts.
2. Computer protection
Give your computer added protection by
- installing firewalls which is a similar to having a security officer in your building;
- installing anti virus software and be sure to keep it updated;
- and finally upgrade your operating system.
3. Be prepared
Just like a boy scout you should always be prepared for invasion and you can do this in a couple of ways. Firstly, always back up your data, files, and other important resouces and this way you have something to turn to, should your computers fall foul of hackers. Secondly, install an intrusion detector which informs you right away if your system has been breached. Once this has been installed, make it a rule for each of your employees to monitor their computers regularly, using this tool.
4. Access restriction
Finally, it’s always best practice to restrict other people from being able to access any sensitive data, after all, if sensitive information falls into the wrong hands, it makes you extremely vulnerable.
5. Hire a security expert
As well as providing physical security, MA Security also carries out security risk assessments. If you’d like to know just how secure your computer system is, then get in touch. Putting preventative procedures in place is far less costly than the consequences of your system being hacked. Call us today on 1300 020 406 to see how we can help.