Do you own a small business or run a consulting company? Read these important cybersecurity tips!
When you’re the owner of a small business or working for yourself, it’s up to you to make sure that company data is being properly protected. If you fail to deal with encryption, security, and backup of your files, you risk losing clients. When you’re dealing with this end of business yourself, there are some steps you can take to make sure you’re secure.
Use Strong Encryption
When your customers are supplying you with business information, databases, or tax forms, they trust that you’re doing your best to keep them safe. Encrypting your clients’ data on any device that it’s used on will keep them secure.
Keep Data Safe in Transit
Clients’ data is in even more danger when it’s in transit – information is more likely to get into the wrong hands when it’s being transferred. Whether through email or any other means of transfer over the Internet, the data runs of the risk of falling into the wrong hands. You need to take proper steps to encrypt their information.
Maintain Basic Protection
The basics of network security are there for a season. You need to be sure that you have a good anti-virus program as well as firewall protection and anti-spam to keep viruses, Trojans and Ransomware from infecting your network and computers. It’s critically important to back up your work whether it’s with a hard drive or in the cloud. Don’t risk losing clients’ sensitive information, and then their business.
Remember A Disaster Can Strike at Any Time
No matter how safe you think you are, there are never really any guarantees. Liability insurance protects business owners from the financial ramifications that follow disasters. Getting your company covered will provide peace of mind knowing that you’re truly prepared for any scenario.
Owning a small business doesn’t have to mean constantly worrying. By taking the right steps, you can attain peace of mind and know that your business is safe. For more information on how to keep your small business protected contact ECW Network & IT Solutions at Info@ecwcomputers.com or by phone at (561) 306-2284.