With more than 77% of small businesses worried that they’ll be the victim of a data breach in the next 6 months, it’s surprising that less than half have any business cybersecurity strategy. As a business owner or company executive, you’re responsible for banking details, client information, employee credentials, and other sensitive data.
What is the cybersecurity “must-haves” for every small business? Here are 4 important ways to safeguard yourself from cybercrime:
- Increase email security: A majority of cyberattacks begin in your employee’s inbox. That’s why you have no choice but to add a critical layer of protection by blocking spam and phishing attacks. Today’s email protection uses a combination of artificial intelligence and machine learning to filter unwanted emails.
- Educate (and test) your team: Despite the email security systems in place, cybercriminals are capable of inventing new ways to get their hands on your data. Implement a consistent, results-driven security awareness program with real-world simulations (e.g. phishing) to understand your training’s effectiveness.
- Cover your endpoints: An endpoint is any computing device that communicates with your network. And, hackers use laptops, smartphones, POS terminals, and even printers to infiltrate your network. Ensure you have a solution, whether firewalls or 24/7 monitoring (or both), to keep vulnerabilities from being exploited.
- Discover company information on the Dark Web: Far too often, businesses have their credentials compromised and sold on the Dark Web. And, since the Dark Web is a private network accessible by specific software or browsers, most Internet users are unfamiliar with the space. Fortunately, programs are available to track the activity of your company and report any potential exposure.
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