82% of small and medium size businesses believe they are not susceptible to cyberattack because they have “nothing worth stealing”. In reality 60% of targeted cyberattacks hit small and medium size businesses. Everyone is susceptible. But there is something you can do.
Have weapons-grade backups
Storing your data in multiple locations is your safety net if and when your computer is compromised.
Keep programs, operating systems, firewalls and hardware up-to-date always.
Create a fortress of protection
Firewalls, intrusion protection programs, and anti-virus/anti-malware/anti-
Train your employees to be human firewalls
The most common security incidents are those caused by employees not following cybersecurity best practices. Cybercriminals are quite crafty in fooling your employees to open the gate and let them in. Consistently training and testing your employees on how to spot and thwart cybercrime greatly reduces your company’s risk.
Unfortunately, cyberattacks have been steadily increasing and criminals are constantly finding new ways to disrupt your business, hijack your resources, and cost you money. By putting a cyber security plan in place and updating it often, you’ll be making it much harder for your business to be compromised.
Stay safe out there!