The events of the last couple years have forced companies to look more towards digitizing than ever before, and perhaps more quickly than they had prepared for. While this trend towards digital has allowed for greater productivity, businesses need to have a cybersecurity plan in place to prepare for possible attacks against their business that could put both themselves, and their clients, at risk.
With new threats and unexpected crises facing the globe, both at home and abroad, taking preemptive steps to protect against cyberattacks is critical. Here are some steps you can take to help protect your business and your clients:
- Patch and Update Your Software: Don’t keep hitting the “Remind me later” button on that important software update: Do it now so the vulnerabilities that update fixes don’t come back to bite you. Ensure all of your software is running the latest and most up-to-date version.
- Back Up Your Data: Should you ever become the victim of ransomware or any sort of hardware or software failure, taking the time to back up your important files and documents can help you recover from possible disaster. It can be a time-consuming process, but one infinitely worthwhile.
- Have A Response Plan: Businesses need to have a response plan ready should digital issues arise. Do you have a game plan in case you are unable to send any emails? Make sure you and your team know how to handle a scenario in which an important part of your business’ digital infrastructure should fail.
- Diversify Your Passwords: While it is easy to have a single password or group of passwords you and your team use to access a variety of applications and documents, such a practice can make your easily vulnerable. Don’t give cyber criminals a “master key” to your business. Consider using password management software to diversify the passwords you use throughout your company to help maximize security.
While it does take a time and financial commitment, taking proper cybersecurity precautions now can pay dividends. While you cannot predict what new and evolving threats the world will face, you can take steps to prepare your business to face them.
If you’re not sure where to begin when it comes to protecting your business digitally, Lone Beacon not only creates ergonomic, responsive websites, but we also help manage the security and performance of your websites via daily backups, free SSLs, email services, and more.