While there is no sure fire way to protect against cyber criminals, there are simple measures your business can take to help safeguard and reduce your risks. At the moment, most companies are sitting targets. In order to protect your business, you need to make it more difficult for criminals to attack. So here are 3 methods you should employ:
# 1. Get the right technology working for you
Installing the right anti-virus and anti-spam goes a long way to protecting your machines and servers. This may seem common sense, but surprisingly, not everyone implements these simple measures.
# 2. Streamline IT Security Updates
THEN once, you have properly installed the technology security measures. Now it’s time to monitor them and keep them up-to-date. Cyber criminals are continuously finding new ways of stealing data and holding companies to ransom. So regularly updating (aka “patching”) your security technology is imperative.
# 3. Staff policies and education
Employee education is half the battle. As Business Managers you are responsible for keeping employees up to date on the latest email scams and how to avoid them. Another good idea is to create an “IT security policy” that all employees must adhere. Better still, organise a short education training session on sound security practices. If this is of interest, let us know and we can assist you.