Cyber Security Tips For Small Business Owners

Today’s culture is heavily interlaced with technology, and your small business is likely no different.  The tech you use to give your business a boost also leaves sensitive documents and information vulnerable to cyber criminals.  

You have to stay on top of your cyber security, and take active steps to protect the employees and customers with whom you work.  Take a moment now to read a little about a few cyber security tips for your small business, and rest assured that your business information is safe.  

Enable two-stage authorizations

Two-factor authorization gives your business another level of security when it comes to sensitive logins.  A well-crafted password is great, but adding another layer of security to all of your business logins is even better.  

Setup two-stage authorizations.  Require a password and a pin to access your business information, or you can have a text sent to verify.  Whatever you decide, two-factor authorization is more secure than just a password.  

Invest in an antivirus software suite

Not every antivirus software program is capable of truly protecting your business.  You may feel like your free antivirus suite does plenty to keep your information protected, but there’s more to true protection than is offered by most free program downloads. 

Invest in acquiring an endpoint security solution to lock down your information and protect from a range of cyber attacks.  Hackers will have more trouble with secure antivirus software.  Endpoint security will protect your whole network instead of just one computer.  

Backup your data using Cloud technology

Store sensitive backup files using the Cloud.  You can store large quantities of information with little worry when you set up the right Cloud securities.  

Back your data up often to avoid losing pertinent information.  In the case of a natural disaster or equipment failure, your backed-up information will be stored safely in the Cloud.  

Monitor employee activities 

Direct some of your IT security efforts towards monitoring the activities of your employees while they’re using the tools of your business.  Limiting and monitoring access on individual devices will help create a digital trail to track any wrongdoings should an issue arise.  

Limit accessibility within the company

You can boost your IT security by limiting who can access sensitive information.  Limit the ability to access information regarding operations, budgeting, customer logs, etc.  Only higher-ups in the company should be able to access the most valuable data in your business.  

Invest in cyber liability coverage

Finally, there is such a thing as cyber liability insurance coverage.  You may think it’s unnecessary, but you won’t if your business gets hacked.  Your cyber liability insurance coverage will help repair the damage done by hackers if they do get through your defenses.