It’s 2022, shouldn’t we have top notch security on all platforms? Unfortunately, that isn’t the case. As technology increases with more tools and platforms to help perform tasks, a greater risk of cyber-attack is present. Hackers are using every route they can to break into personal and business accounts. Help secure your business platform by following our suggested tips on preventing cyber-attacks.
1. Secure Network & Data: Always update your software, doing so will enhance security features from the manufacturer and allow for updated firewalls to be installed.
2. Activate Data Encryption: Data will be converted into a secret code prior to internet submission. To do so, install a virtual private network (VPN) on all electronics used.
3. Filter Spam: Set email preferences to automatically send any spam or phishing emails to the “spam” folder. This helps prevent employees from accidently clicking on an unknown link or handing out key business information.
4. Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA): Set up a two-step verification that employees must pass to receive access to accounts. Should a hacker get through one door of security, the extra authentication will be yet one more roadblock for them.
5. Cybersecurity Training: Educate employees on how to recognize and avoid cyber threats. Also, it’s good to create and distribute employee guidelines of best practices on when/how to share data from any corporate business accounts or devices.
6. Customer Protection: Don’t forget to secure online environments to record and protect customer’s personal information. B2B clients typically have language requiring you to keep their information safe but you should also take measures legally mandated to keep B2C client information protected as well.
7. Insurance: Make sure you have a Cyber Policy in place. In the case of a cyberattack, insurance will cover the majority of any financial losses.