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Don’t Let Hackers Take Down Business

Chances are you’ve spent a lot of time, effort, not to mention money, building your business to where it is now. It would be absolutely heartbreaking if your business were to be compromised by hackers who are out to do no good and who could completely ruin your company.

The good news is, there are lots of fairly simple things you can do to protect your business and stop those cybersecurity threats from having any effect on you…

Know the enemy

If you want to stop hackers from tasking your business from under you effectively, you really need to be aware of all the different types of cybersecurity threats out there. From rogue employees to malicious email links, there are so many ways hackers can get to you, and it only takes one of them to bring your business down. Don’t let that happen.

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Hackers are smart, so if you want to get ahead of them and ensure that they can’t get your business, you need to plan. Hire a good IT team, which you can learn more about here, and have them conduct a digital security audit of your business. Then, work with them to create an effective business security plan that considers the threats you are facing now and the potential threats that could crop up in the future. Do this annually, and stay safe.

Prevent and detect

The next step is to do everything you can to prevent any cybersecurity breaches and then quickly detect them should any slip past your security. First and foremost, you can do this by installing anti-virus and anti-malware software along with a firewall on any device within your business network. This will allow both works as a preventative and detection solution. Make sure you install any updates as soon as possible to maintain high protection levels.

Next, you’re going to want to  review who can and cannot access any given piece of information within your network., The fewer people who are granted access, the less chance there is of a leak.

Finally, you may want to consider removing USB drives, DVDs, CDs, and any other forms of removable media that could be used to steal vital data from your business. We don’t like to think our staff could betray us this way, but it is more common than you might think.

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encryption as much of your data as you can, and ensuring that encryption is default within your IT infrastructure basically renders any stolen information useless to the average hacker, who without the right information, will not be able to decrypt the data and see what’s hiding behind your every constructed wall.

Review regularly

The digital world moves so fast that you must review your IT security measures very often. Ideally, it would be best if you did so at least once per year, and this should include everything from network security to your employees’ cyber-safe culture.

Don’t let the hackers take your business down!

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Alla Levin

Hi, I’m Alla, a Seattle business and lifestyle content creator who can’t get enough of business innovations, arts, not ordinary people and adventures. My mission is to help you grow in your creativity, travel the world, and live life to the absolute fullest!

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Alla Levin

Hi, I’m Alla, a Seattle business and lifestyle content creator who can’t get enough of business innovations, arts, not ordinary people and adventures. My mission is to help you grow in your creativity, travel the world, and live life to the absolute fullest!

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