Cybersecurity Tips For BusinessesNovember 30, 2020 No Comments
Featured article by Calvin Paige, Independent Technology Author
Businesses of all sizes and in all industries need to make cybersecurity a priority as cyber crime is on the rise. This is a huge threat to modern-day businesses and has the potential to destroy a company, so taking strong action to protect your business, your data, and your customers is key. Cybersecurity can be daunting as it is constantly changing and developing, but this is necessary in order to keep pace with the increasingly advanced threats and actions of criminals. With this in mind, here are a few cybersecurity tips that you can use to help protect your business and have peace of mind knowing that protection is in place.
Train Your Staff And Create A Cybersecurity Policy
Employee negligence is often the reason that a cybersecurity attack is successful, so you need to take action to make sure that your staff know how to act safely and safeguard data at all times. This will require sufficient training in cybersecurity but also the creation of a cybersecurity policy, which will outline what is expected in order to provide protection.
Use High-Quality Antivirus Software, A VPN, And A Firewall
Obviously, you also need to have the best and latest protection in place. Investing in a high-quality antivirus software solution, a VPN (virtual private network), and a firewall are all smart uses for your money and will help to provide robust protection against digital threats—just be sure to keep these up to date at all times.
Make Password Protection Intelligent
People often think it is always high-tech ways that hackers gain access to private information, but more often than not it is simply through guessing the login details or easily obtaining them. This is why you need to make sure that everyone is intelligent when it comes to password protection, which will include the following:
- Creating random, complex passwords
- Using different passwords for different accounts
- Never writing passwords down anywhere
- Changing passwords on a regular basis
- Using a password manager to keep track in a safe manner
Use A Know Your Customer (KYC) Verification
Businesses need to verify the identities of their customers, especially when it comes to large transactions, but this is complex in today’s digital age and is also potentially unsafe. This is why you need to have an intelligent KYC verification solution in place that will help you to accurately confirm the identity of your customers and allow for safe transactions. The best solutions will use face-based biometrics, compliant machine learning, and identify experts to help you verify with confidence and to stop criminals in their tracks.
Create Backups And Have An Emergency Action Plan
Finally, you need to make sure that you always have backups of data in case of a breach or another disaster. Additionally, you need to have an emergency action plan (EAP) in place in case there is a breach (or any other kind of emergency) so that you know what action to take.
Hopefully, these tips will help you to improve your cybersecurity and protect your business, your data, and your customers. Cybercrime is on the rise, but businesses that make cybersecurity a priority will be able to fight back, operate with confidence, and build trust with their consumers.SECURITY