Virtually all businesses now have some sort of online presence, even if it is limited to a Facebook page and Google profile. Plus, your customer’s information is probably stored or transmitted over the internet when you use a CRM or perform a credit card transaction. Each of these leaves you potentially vulnerable to a cyber security threat. Use these tips to limit your exposure and reduce your chance of falling victim to a cybercrime.
Be Aware of Possible Threats
It’s impossible to stay on top of every threat, but you should still work to know what’s out there. Take time to learn about the most common cyber threats for businesses and how to best counter them.
Use Secure Processes
Every action that is performed online should be done through secure processes. That may mean investing in hardware for remote staff, installing security software on all devices, and performing routine scans to check for hidden problems.
Train Your Staff
Every person using your hardware should be aware of potential threats and how to spot common scams. There are plenty of examples of complete systems going down because an employee clicked an infected email link.
You can’t avoid every possible threat, but you can take action to limit your risk. Educate yourself about potential threats, always use secure processes when handling sensitive information, and train every staff member to reduce the threat of cyber attacks on your business.