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Here’s how You Could Protect Your Business Online- Starting Today

If you are a small business owner, then you can’t sit by and hope that cyber attacks don’t happen to you.

Business surveys have shown that around 50% of businesses have been able to identify at least one breach in security, or one cyber-attack during their first 12 months of operation. If you want to make sure that your company is protected as much as it could be, then the only thing that you have to do is take a look below.

Make Regular Backups

The first thing that you need to do is make regular backups of all of your data and any key systems that you have. It’s helpful to keep any copies off-site and check to make sure that they work. This is a crucial step that you need to take because if you don’t then you may find that you end up really struggling in the future. Remember that data encryption is also vital if you backup.


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Apply new Security Patches

It’s vital that you apply any patches to your OS. In a lot of cases, you can easily set the software so that it updates itself or so that you can download any software patches manually. If you do this, then you will soon find that you are able to make the most out of the system that you have and you can also keep your computers and other devices secure too.

Install Anti-Virus Programs

Another thing that you need to do is take the time to install any anti-virus programs on your devices. If you don’t have any kind of software protecting your PC, then you may find that you struggle to keep your systems safe and that you also open yourself up to even more threats. The great thing about anti-virus software is that it alerts you if there are any threats on your system so that you can then identify the source and act accordingly.

Use Different Passwords

Another thing that you need to do is try and use different passwords if possible. You also need to make sure that you are using a reputable password management tool. If you do, then you will soon find that your company is more secure in general and that you are also able to stop your employees from using passwords that can potentially be guessed. If you want to take things to that next level then it would be wise for you to make sure that you are using software which encourages you to change your passwords every month or so. If you do this, then you will soon find that you are able to get a way higher level of security in general.

Of course, there really are so many benefits to updating your security software and if you follow this guide, then you will soon find that you are able to not only keep your company more secure, but also your team and your devices too. With small businesses often being the target for cybercrime, now is the time for you to take action if you can.

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