In this age of information, cyber breaches in businesses are as impactful, if not worse, than physical break-ins. According to the Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2018, over 40% of businesses in the UK have been compromised at one point in their lifetime. Organisations should, therefore, prioritise measures that shield them against such attacks.
The effects of cyber attacks on businesses can be debilitating, bringing organisations to their knees. Below are some security tips that should be implemented by an organisation wishing to stay cyber secure:
1) Treat Your Business Like A Target
It is common for smaller businesses to assume that they will not be targeted by cyber attackers. This causes laxity in their security systems, making them softer targets to hackers. While it may never happen to your business, you can never be certain, since attackers use automated software that randomly selects targets. Assuming your business is a constant target and having vigilant security measures in place will reduce the likelihood of it ever happening.
2) Ensure All Software And Hardware Are Updated
3) Use Passwords That Are Strong And Unique
4) Ensure All Devices Are Secure
5) Be Careful With Links And Files Received Via Email
6) Make Regular Data Backups
Without backup, malicious attackers could delete some of your important files, leading to a major loss of data. Apart from attackers, human error or system failure could also result in data loss. This is why businesses should automatically backup their data, with at least one copy kept off-site, to allow recovery in case the whole system gets compromised.
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With these basic precautions, you will be able to prevent most attacks and recover quickly in case any of them happen. However, it can also help to have a managed IT service provider on side to help safeguard your customers and employees, and enable swift recovery from any breaches. To find out more, please call 0333 900 9050.
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