Data security is probably the most important factor in any business, especially when it comes to new businesses that are still trying to make it big, since they are the easiest prey. The risk of someone gaining access to your confidential information is even higher if you are storing your data virtually, because for experienced hackers, it will be a cinch to get what they want. However, by instilling good cyber security, you can make sure that your business stays safe, and that nobody gets their hands on your sensitive information.
Everything Starts With a Password
No matter what kind of product or software you decide to use, the first, and usually the most important step towards securing your business is a strong password. This way, you are raising the level of your security. Also, never settle for a single password. Rather, try to change it regularly to keep intruders from trying anything. Moreover, avoid using the same password for all of your accounts, because if they guess it once, hackers will try to use it in other places as well.
Your Phone Might Be a Security Threat
Although it might seem like your phone is not much of a threat, you might have to double check its security. Not only is the information on your phone in danger, but it can serve as a relay to gain access to both your business and personal information, and plunder away. Luckily, there are easy ways to strengthen the security and keep any unwanted eyes away from your sensitive data. Further, if you must use your phone, make sure you keep all business information sharing to a minimum, and on a need-to-know basis.
Secure the Connection
A simple firewall may be enough to protect your sensitive data. However, by monitoring your system via remote desktop software you can make sure that you have real time insight into the cybersecurity of your business which will provide you with an extra layer of safety. You can also expand this security web even further, as it can be a valuable investment to protect data between your business and customers as well. Also, make sure you analyze all the incoming and outgoing data in order to find any inconsistencies so that you can fix them right away.
Help Your Employees Stay Safe
While it is good to secure the data flow, you cannot expect software to do all the work. In order to further improve security and be able to quickly deal with threats, your employees should know how to recognize early signs and act in a timely fashion to mitigate any potential damage. Bear in mind that even good quality software will be a waste of time and money if your employees don’t know how to use it. Be diligent with cyber security and have a few key employees who can show the ropes the others.
Your business should be able to fend off attempts of data-theft, if you want to stay in the game. Without good software and employees who know how to use it, you won’t be able to protect your most sensitive data. Moreover, keep an eye on who gets to log in, and the kind of traffic that is going on behind the screens, in order to weed out any possible threats before they do a lot of damage, and avoid using third-party remote access software from untrusted sources.
Dan Radak is a marketing professional with eleven years of experience. He is currently working with a number of companies in the field of digital marketing, closely collaborating with a couple of e-commerce companies. He is also a coauthor on several technology websites and regular contributor to Technivorz.