5 ways to protect your business from cyber attacks
Cybersecurity should be top priority when running a business. There is a huge number of alarming cybersecurity statistics available for 2019 which show that many companies have been victims of hack attacks.
It seems that many business owners underestimate the importance of cybersecurity and they have highly important and confidential data “exposed” because of low or in some cases inexistent cyber security measures which they usually lead to data breach.
Definition: A data breach is a security incident in which sensitive, protected or confidential data is copied, transmitted, viewed, stolen or used by an individual unauthorized to do so.
In a non-stop evolving world were knowledge is available in our fingertip’s hackers get smarter day by day with more sophisticated attacks, however with the use of correct tools we can prevent and protect our business from a data breach.
Here are 5 ways you can protect your business:
- Create and establish cybersecurity policies in your company.
For example, policies should apply for the access on different parts of the network. (e.g. controlling network access and physical access on the network).
- Separate business and personal accounts/devices access.
Personal devices are potentially compromised hence the separation of a personal network device from accessing the internal business network must be either heavily filtered or prohibited.
- Training of employees
Cybersecurity and its basic concepts must be known by anyone who uses internet connected devices or any device connected to the company’s network. Training normal users (users with no technical IT skills) for malicious mails and websites it’s a must. We might have the best cybersecurity solutions but if we don’t train a user how to recognize a malicious email attachment or a website our job gets a lot more difficult.
- Make use of available cybersecurity tools
An antivirus is our right hand and needs to be installed on all network devices, even if it takes a lot of time to configure (exceptions and best practices) it will pay off the day that will prevent a malware from penetrating our network.
- Backup your data
We are all trying to do our best in protecting our data in a wild wild cyber-world however there are sometimes that things can go wrong. On those “Go wrong days” we will be thankful for our working backup and the restored data.