Cybercrime is a huge issue for many businesses today. Especially as more companies and businesses go remote, we’re relying more than ever on the security of our cyber networks to keep businesses safe and working at their highest level. Keeping your business secure from cyber attacks is crucial to maintaining your business integrity.
If your business experiences cyberattacks that result in downtime or significant negative impact, it can mean that not only are your employees and network impacted, but that you could lose a lot of money in the process. Never mind if these hackers get your information and use it to infiltrate your business’ systems at large!
As a business owner, keeping your business protected can be a tough task, but it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. With the right tools (and managed IT services from GoodSuite), you can be sure that your business is protected, while not even having to think about it!
How to Secure Your Business’ Network
The first step to making sure that your business’ network is secure is by implementing firewalls and encryption. If your business operates with a lot of sensitive, confidential information this is only more important. By putting up these barriers, you’ll guard against cyber attack criminals gaining access to your business’ database.
This is important not only for your most sensitive information but also for things as simple as your Wi-Fi network, to make sure your information is hidden and protected from those trying to get in.
Databases are an incredible resource for businesses to keep their data and documents all centrally located and in one place, but making sure data is automatically backed up and secure can be an arduous task. All company data should be backed up every day or week, depending on your level of activity. Having your business’ data completely lost can be easily avoided in the event of a cyber attack by making sure you’re backing up frequently and regularly.
Don’t want to keep up with company backups? Let GoodSuite take care of your network’s security of backups for you.
Keep Your Employees Aware
Make sure to educate your employees about the dangers of leaving the companies’ information vulnerable, or clicking on things they shouldn’t while on the company’s network.
Have policies in place to make sure they know what practices are acceptable and unacceptable, and make sure to limit those with administrative access in order to keep better track of your business’ security. This will minimize the number of programs or software that can be downloaded across your network, and allow you to have more control over potential threats to your business.
Additionally, make sure your employees are aware of the difference between real company emails and fake ones, as well as the difference between pop-ups that might contain viruses and real extensions from your company.
We understand that keeping your business safe is always your top priority, but it can sometimes be pretty overwhelming to do so. When you’re looking for cybersecurity help or managed IT that will keep your business safe, utilize GoodSuite’s cybersecurity and managed IT services to keep your business safe from cyber attacks and keep your mind stress-free.