6 Ways To Protect Your Business From Getting Hacked…Are You Doing All Of These?

  1. Know your data AND your risk. What kind of data are you storing? Knowing your data can inform you of your risk, and when you know your risk, you can respond with a plan to secure that data.
  2. Have backups. Losing data cripples businesses. Always schedule regular backup so you never have to worry about losing it.
  3. Encrypt your data. Encryption helps to ensure that only those who have permissions can access and read your data.
  4. Get better passwords. Most people use bad passwords or use the same passwords for every website. Cybercriminals take advantage of this. Use strong passwords, two-factor authentication, and a different password for EVERY website.
  5. Maintain defenses. Malware lurks in e-mails or unknown links on the web. It can harm your equipment, give hackers access to your data and hurt your business. Antimalware software coupled with a firewall can help block these threats.
  6. Educate. Your team can be your best defense. They should be educated on cyberthreats and what to do/not do when it comes to their “digital responsibility” within your company.

--CPO Magazine, 6/12/2019.