With all of the digital devices used personally and in business today there are countless opportunities for hackers to access data. Earlier this month, we shared how to #SecureIT with strong passwords. But, to be truly cyber smart, securing your data is only part of the equation — you also need to #ProtectIT
Think of the data you store at your business like a safety deposit vault at your bank. Each customer has a key to their box. Beyond that, is the thick vault door and often, security officers to protect the vault and everything and everyone else in the bank. It would be easy to break into the simple lockbox, but very few criminals can get through the vault door and security. Client and staff passwords are like the lockbox, while layers of data protection are like the vault door and security officers.
Here are a few key things that every business should do to #ProtectIT:
Build and maintain a strong firewall. Keep your users away from dangerous usage and intrusion by hackers. Your firewall is the first line of defense against cyber threats.
Secure WiFi networks. Restrict who is allowed on your wireless networks. If you allow guests on your network, keep their connection private from your own. If you access guest networks when out and about, consider extra internal security on your devices to protect data.
Keep your tech current. There is nothing that hackers like more than outdated software and systems that they already know how to sneak into. Be sure to frequently update your tech infrastructure and antivirus software.
Backup, backup, backup. Ensure you have a system in place that includes off-site backups of your data both online and offline.Your path to #ProtectIT starts with an evaluation of what you are presently doing. We can help, give us a call or send us a message to review current efforts.