It is unfortunate, but businesses of all sizes and in all industries are constantly targeted by criminals. Cybercrime, in particular, has become an enormous global problem that will only continue in the coming years as more and more threats are constantly being developed. Fortunately, there are constantly cybersecurity advances being made to counteract these threats which can help businesses to protect themselves and their customers and stop criminals from winning the war. It is important that you make sure that all of your business areas are secure and there are a few ways to do this. Read on to find out more.
In an increasingly digital world, businesses usually have a lot of important and sensitive data that needs protection. This means that you need to have very strong digital security in place in order to protect this data, your business, and your customers. Here are a few effective methods:
- High-quality and up to date antivirus software
- Creating random and complex passwords
- Encrypting data
- Storing sensitive data on a secured server
Additionally, if your company is building applications in containers (a good idea for security) then it is important to be aware of container security best practices which can reduce your attack surface. On top of this, it will also minimize the chance of an attacker being able to exploit any of the elements that do remain.
Following on from this, storing any sensitive data off-site is a smart idea as cybercriminals will target any business that they learn has sensitive information. Sending data off-site is a good way to protect this data, but you must also make sure that you use SSL to encrypt the data when it is sent.
It is also important for a business to secure their server rooms. This can be done with a physical lock, but it is also a smart idea to have swipe card entry so that a log is kept of who enters the room in case there is a breach. A surveillance camera in this room is also a good idea and a way to deter criminals.
It is important to protect your company digitally, but you should not overlook the importance of physical security which can be used both to deter and catch criminals. This could include:
- CCTV cameras
- Intruder alarms
- Perimeter alarms
- Keycode entry
- Security fences
- Security officers
- Guard dogs
Another area that needs to be addressed is your staff. Staff should be trained in how to use their devices safely, the importance of using random passwords and not allow others to use their devices. Additionally, it can be a smart idea to limit who can access sensitive data in order to stop any internal breaches.
All business owners need to take steps to make sure the all areas of their business are secure. Small businesses are targeted because criminals may believe that they will not have advanced security features while larger corporations are also targeted due to their high value. Although cybercrime is advancing, there are still highly effective ways to protect your company and the above are the key areas to address.
If you are interested in even more business-related articles and information from us here at Bit Rebels then we have a lot to choose from.