Have you ever thought about what would happen if your business experienced a cyber breach or attack?
The impact of a cyber breach or attack can result in customer losses, reputation damage and the far reaching consequences of a hacker getting their hands on your data.
The government’s Cyber Security Breaches survey has revealed that 42% of micro/small businesses have been a victim to a breach or attack in the past 12 months.
Steps to protect your Company Online
Protecting your business from hackers and viruses doesn’t have to take a lot of time, work or money. Here is some advice you can use to protect yourself.
- Install the latest Software and App Updates
- Have PIN/password protection/fingerprint recognition for mobile and tablet devices.
- Configure devices so if lost or stolen, they can be tracked, remotely wiped, or remotely locked.
- When sending sensitive information, don’t connect to public WIFI hotspots.
- Use strong passwords by not using predictable passwords.
- Back up your data to the cloud.
- Prevent malware damage by using antivirus software and switch on your firewall.
- Avoid phishing attacks by being wary suspicious emails that ask for sensitive information or containing suspicious links.
For more advice on simple ways to be more secure online, visit the Cyber Aware website. For more cyber security guidance and tips visit NCSC and Cyber Essentials to help guard against the most common cyber threats for small businesses.