02 Aug 5 Low-Cost Cybersecurity Tips for Small Businesses
Over half of small businesses suffered data breaches in the past year. Luckily there are steps you can take to provide cybersecurity for your business for little time and money. Here are five tips to help secure your business.
Block malicious sites before they target you
Set up your computer and phones to automatically block access to known malicious websites, we have all accidentally clicked on that malicious link. There are DNS (domain name system) platform tools that work like a phonebook for the internet. These tools translate domain names to IP (Internet Protocol) addresses that computers and other devices use.
Make it easy to create and change passwords by using a password manager
Password attacks are still commonly used by cyber attackers. Using a strong password for all accounts is your best defense. One way to manage and create strong passwords is by using a password manager. See our previous blog post for all the information and suggestions for password managers.
Keep your applications updated
Make sure you are running the latest most secure version of the software for all devices and applications. Attackers love to target outdated software.
Backup your data
Recover from cyber-attacks that target your data. Ransomware is a type of malware, or malicious software, that attempts to block users from accessing their data or devices. The software then demands a ransom payment to reinstate your access. Regular data backups are not only invaluable in recovering from ransomware and other cyber-attacks, they’re a critical part of any healthy business technology plan.
Take advantage of free cybersecurity resources
Look for small business cybersecurity resources you understand, and that helps you focus on the most critical cybersecurity activities. Several free services provide vulnerability scans for your public website and alert you to any security weaknesses. We offer free network assessments! Please visit our website for more information.