With the world transforming digitally every day, businesses have to be aware of the risk of cyber attacks. Cybersecurity can make or break your business. If your company does get hacked, not only could you lose information about your customers but you could also lose your customers as well. If a company’s security is in question, consumers are not going to trust them with their information which means the company will lose business opportunities. Companies’ databases can include a lot of sensitive information. If the company does not have the proper protective procedures in place, they could be at risk for cyber attacks. Plenty of large corporations have had their data systems breached, you do not want to follow in those newsworthy footsteps.
Setting a password for a new account or email can be daunting once you’ve already had to make ten other passwords. You might want to reuse a password on more than one account because it will be easier to remember. This might be easier to remember but it is also easy for hackers to log into multiple accounts. Mix your characters and try not to store your passwords online or even on paper. You don’t know if they could fall into the wrong hands.
Having passcodes and logins on your devices may seem like just another password you have to remember. It can be beneficial if your device is ever unattended or lost. It ensures the person that finds your device cannot easily unlock it and find personal data and information. Another way to protect your device is by being aware of malware that can spread through flash drives, external hard drives, and even your personal phone. Make sure you set up the protect firewall protections in your devices.
If you do not know where or who an email is coming from, do not click on it! If anything in an email seems suspicious or unusual and you don’t know the sender, delete the email without opening it. If you know the person who the message is supposedly sent from and it looks unusual, contact the person to verify that it was, in fact, them who sent it.
Be aware when you are working on unsecured networks. You want to use caution if you are working remotely. Make sure your employees know that they should not access private information when they are on unsecured networks. Browsing on these untrusted networks can lead to the interception of sensitive information.
Technology is constantly improving. The world is not only finding new ways to protect information but there are also people out there finding new ways to steal information. Improve your business’s cybersecurity.
**This article is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be legal advice. In relation to your individual situation, always seek advice specific to your circumstances from a lawyer.