Cybersecurity and Your Small Business

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The modern small business is always under threat from cyberthieves. There are so many types of malware today, and so many ways to use them, that businesses of every size need effective cybersecurity to keep their network safe. 

Educating Employees

One of the most important steps that you can take is to make sure every employee has been trained in cybersecurity. They don't have to have a lot of technical knowledge, but they should be aware of phishing schemes, links that bring on computer viruses and other threats to the network. They should understand the importance of creating strong passwords and when to avoid an attachment. With this basic knowledge in place, employees don't have to make the kind of mistakes that draw trouble in.

Updated Software

New security threats are found all the time, and software developers send out updates to close some of these to thieves. Your company's cybersecurity can't be up to date if your software is out of date. When software updates are offered, install them immediately. This cuts down on some of the holes in the system that cyberthieves so often find. Make sure there is anti-virus software on each device and set them up to automatically do the updates if possible. 

Constant Monitoring

Cybersecurity is everyone's responsibility, and mistakes do happen. If there is a problem, it needs to be dealt with as soon as possible. This requires the network to be monitored 24/7. If it is only monitored during business hours, all cyberthieves have to do is wait for the late hours or a holiday to attack the system. Constant monitoring can be done remotely if needed. This often is often preferable for small businesses that don't have the budget for their own 24-hour IT department.

If you need better cybersecurity for your company's network, call us today. We can tell you about the best ways to protect your network and how you can get 24-hour monitoring done on a budget. Don't let cyberthieves win- get the best security measures in place.