How to become Cyber Secure

March 6, 2019

A lot of SMEs have taken time to implement a cyber security plan because they think their business will not be a target, this is because a lot of small businesses only see larger businesses getting attacked. However, it’s not only large businesses that need resources to protect their data, all businesses are at risk. Cyber-crime operates in many different ways from an individual targeting your business or viruses and malware spreading through your network. How can you prevent cyber-crime? These following steps will help your business become cyber secure…

 

 

Assess

You need to do regular testing to identify known and newly emerging security vulnerabilities within your IT environment. By assessing on a regular basis, you will be able to keep up with the ever-changing security. 

 

Prevention

It is really important to have layers or protection and monitoring for your business to keep it safe. Try using high-end technologies to track and monitor your IT environment in real-time to ensure your business stays safe. 

 

Processes & People

You will need to evaluate all of your businesses processes to check whether there is any vulnerabilities in where you store and share your important data. If you find anything out of the ordinary, then contact us!

Your employees need to be up to date with your cyber security as often, they are the weakest part of your security. They could be leaving passwords or devices un-secure, or opening attachments and websites they shouldn’t. 

 

Continuity 

It is vital to have a business continuity plan, just in case of the event of a disaster. If a disaster happens, what happens to all of your data and important files? You need to make sure that whatever happens you can still retrieve your data, applications and systems after and attack to keep working. 

 

 

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