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3 Cyber Security Tips

Since most business owners use technologies such as cloud computing, mobile devices, and applications, the risk of hackers getting access to your tools and business data is incredibly great. And small businesses are much more prone to such cyber threats.

Small enterprises, as a rule, do not have enough resources to prevent and combat cyber threats. Probably, most of the owners of such enterprises naively believe that they are insured against possible cyber attacks. However, it should be borne in mind that small companies need cybersecurity in the same way as large corporations. Here are some tips to protect your company.

1. Make a written security policy for employees.
When it comes to cyber security, one of the most common problems is the lack of necessary education in this area for small business owners and their employees. Founders and their employees should be aware of issues related to cyber threats. This can be achieved through writing security policy. This document should determine whether employees are allowed to store personal data on work computers. On the other hand, to clearly define what business information an employee can store on his personal devices, and how to act in case of loss or theft of equipment. Provide your employees with such a document and make sure that they understand all the responsibilities and why cyber security is a vital factor for your company.

2. Use strong passwords
This may seem obvious, but as experience has shown, many people in vain do not attach importance to the complexity of passwords. If your password is a common word, it is easy to guess based on public information. So one American businessman lost $ 40,000 from his account, since the name of the symbol of the college where he studied served as a password. Business owners are best come up with passwords of at least 12 characters, with alternating case and using numbers.

3. Encrypt your data
You cannot constantly keep hackers away from your computer systems, so take measures to protect this data directly from the inside. Disk Encryption Tools for most standard operating systems, BitLocker for Windows-based PCs and FileVault for Mac. These programs essentially convert the data in your system into unreadable code that is not so easy for hackers to decipher.

Do not detract from the possible interest of hackers in your business. “Small businesses are not a solid defense,” most burglars think so. Do not risk in vain, try to protect yourself and your business as much as possible.

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