Preventing Cyber Threats for Your SMB

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Every business has to worry about cyber threats these days. No matter what the size of your company, it may be vulnerable to hackers who are looking for gaps in your cybersecurity. To keep your computer network as safe as possible, there are many things that you can do to keep it safer. 

Teach Employees

The employees who use the network are the first line of defense. They can let dangers in or keep it out depending on their cybersecurity habits. Each employee who is hired needs cybersecurity education as part of their onboarding. This includes learning about password safety, how to recognize bogus links, and how to avoid phishing scams. The network security will be weak if you have employees who simply don't know how to keep it safe and secure.

Keep Your Software Up-to-Date

There are security threats to software that are discovered all the time. And, as soon as they are discovered, they can be utilized to steal data from a business. From your browsers to your apps to your OS, there are always things that need to be brought up-to-date. This includes any anti-virus software and your content management system. All updates should be done as soon as possible, and that goes for every device that is a part of your computer network. Letting updates pile-up means you are collecting possible cybersecurity threats to your software. 

Back-Up Everything

If your data isn't backed up, it can always be stolen. In fact, one of the main threats to a SMB is having ransomware take away their data in exchange for a payoff. If your data is backed up, you will already have direct access to it and will have no need to pay to get it back. It's important to have different backups through different mediums so that you always have one that you can go to. It's also a good idea to have one backup located off-site. Get serious about backing up your data and it can help your business enormously in the future. 

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If you need better cybersecurity, call us today to find out how we can help your SMB with its cybersecurity.