As a small business owner, we know the priorities are endless.
But when’s the last time you thought about your company’s cybersecurity?
Not thinking about your company’s security could leave your business vulnerable to hackers and an increasing number of online threats.
This threat is at an all time high. In fact, more than half of all small businesses suffered a breach of client data within the last year.
With more and more employees working remotely, using unsecured public networks, shared personal computers, and mobile devices, businesses are more vulnerable than ever.
Taking the following actions can help protect your business from cyber threats.
1. Install Multiple Levels Of Security
The key is to add as many layers of security as possible since hackers are likely to move on to an easier target if your network and devices are well defended.
By adding as many layers of security as possible, hackers are more than likely to move on to an easier target. Remember to regularly install updates to the security software you have in place. And if you don’t have one already, consider hiring an IT specialist, who will prioritize your company’s security.
2. Educate Your Team
Oftentimes, your own employees are your biggest security risk. It’s essential that you train your team how to recognize and defend against email phishing, social engineering attacks, ransomware, and other cyber threats.
3. Partner With The Most Secure Web Hosting Service
Web hosts house your website, online applications, and other data on off-site servers. There are numerous web hosting services available, doing ample research and deciding which level of security is best for your company could help you stay protected.
4. Invest In Cyber Insurance
An effective insurance plan in place is a key component of your company’s cybersecurity plan. Cyber insurance offers protection against damages resulting from data breaches, hacking, network failures, and other events.
Depending on the coverage, cyber insurance can pay for a wide array of services needed to repair your network and retrieve your data, including investigative analysis, business interruption, and data recovery. Not all businesses need cyber insurance, and the ones that do can require varying levels of coverage. Before you buy a cyber policy, consult with us.
5. Hire Cybersecurity Professionals
You could also consider hiring an outside cyber security firm to monitor your company’s network and computer activity. These experts are specifically trained in the latest trends in hacking and other cyber threats.
Strong Digital Defense
Regardless of the size of your company, showing diligence and up to date on the latest cyber threats, could protect you. At Truest Law, we can advise you on the different safeguards you should have in place and keep you updated on the ever-changing legal landscape surrounding data privacy.
Let us help you identify your liabilities, mitigate any legal risks and get you on the right track for success. This will allow you the freedom and energy to focus on growing your business. Schedule your LIFT Strategy Session with Truest Law today by calling us at 480-949-6500.