On a scale of 1-10, how confident are you that every single piece of your business’s data is backed up, verified and secure? If your answer is less than 10 or “actually I don’t know”, you’re asking for trouble. Losing some data is a pain. Losing ALL your data is a complete nightmare.
Unfortunately, it’s a realistic scenario if you haven’t made sure that the right backup processes are in place. Even if you do have a backup process in place, how much of your data is being backed up? And how often is it being verified?
Your business can’t afford to take any risks with data. Because the potential costs are way too high. It’s not only the government and regulators you need to worry about. It’s your whole reputation that’s at stake. Trust us, there are thousands of cyber criminals who are on the hunt for easy access to valuable data. Here are three things you can do to help protect your business from data theft.
1) Watch out for impersonators Criminals don’t always throw mud at a wall and hope that it sticks. Over recent years, there’s been an increase in the number of highly sophisticated attacks. Where they do a lot of research to target individuals within companies. Often, they will pose as somebody the recipient knows with an urgent request to bypass normal procedures. Attackers don’t only target large companies. Small businesses are prime targets, because they’re often easier to fool.
2) Keep all software up-to-date and test for vulnerabilities When it comes to protecting your data from cyber-criminals, keeping all your tech up to date is one of the most important things to do. As software companies plug holes in their products, attackers find it much more difficult to break in. So, they look for businesses without up-to-date software. Cybersecurity training for your team is a great way to stop problems before the bad guys get to you.
3) Invest in the right support to give you one less thing to worry about and ensure that your data is as safe as possible.
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