Cyber security is a huge issue in today's world. Businesses of any size and in any industry are vulnerable to hacks, threats, and data theft.
What You Need to Know
The most important information about cyber security is that many problems are easily avoidable. For example, weak passwords account for a large number of data theft and hacks. Ensuring that your staff and teams have strong passwords that are changed often can actually have a big impact on security.
Also, human errors are a major contributor to data breaches - almost 90% of data breaches have some aspect of human error attributed. While you can't do away with all human error - we are, after all, human - instituting processes to manage data and ensure protections for email inboxes, mail history, social media, logins, and more can really improve your chances of avoiding cyber attacks.
In addition, you'll want to train employees - and ensure consistent training for new employees in onboarding - in how to identify and avoid phishing attacks. These efforts can all be supported by a managed IT services team.
Compliance and Security
Compliance and security is essential to prevent major risks and hacks. Following the above guidelines will put you ahead of the rest, as will working with managed IT professionals.
Also, you'll want to:
- Implement multi-factor authentication
- Educate and train staff regularly
- Update archiving and storage policies
- Invest in digital security and solutions like document management
- Work with a reliable vendor to oversee security
Getting Ahead of Expensive Problems
Cyber criminals take action on your business operations and data that can be very expensive for you to fix - and sometimes, the hits are even devastating to businesses. Don't let this happen to you. The Century Business Technologies team can help identify risks and solutions to keep your business running smoothly and safely. Let's talk today.