Unless You’re Hacked and Left Paying Big Money to Recover
You may not have the big budget of a fortune 500 company, but you’re still faced with many of the same problems as them. Whether you are a multi million-dollar corporation or a small business, cybercrime is still a real threat. In fact, small businesses are more susceptible to cybercrime because they don’t focus a lot of their budget or resources on building up protection against threats.
Did you know the average cost of a small business hack is $20,000? Most small businesses don’t have that kind of money sitting around waiting to be spent…
When it comes to cybercrime, you need to make sure you’re prepared for the worst. Here are a few tips you need to know to stay safe:
- Don’t assume you’re safe: Think you don’t have anything worth stealing? Think again. If you have bank account numbers, passwords, employee records, or anything else that’s sensitive, you’re not safe.
- Use the strongest passwords possible: It’s no secret, strong passwords equate to stronger security. You need to make sure all employees are using strong passwords made with capital letters, numbers, and symbols.
- Identify where data resides: Make sure you’re aware where all data resides, whether it’s on computers, laptops, servers, or employee-owned mobile devices, you must know what data resides where and ensure adequate protection for those systems.
- Use encryption wherever possible: Encryption lets you rest assured knowing if a device is stolen or hacked into, the information residing on that device will be difficult to access/read without the proper decryption key.
Most importantly, you must hire a dedicated team of IT security professionals who stay ahead of evolving threats and the solutions available to protect against those threats.
Bralin Technology Solutions takes security seriously, especially when it comes to small businesses that are currently the targets for hackers. Call (306) 445-4881 or (306) 825-3881 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on our managed IT services wherein we protect your most valuable asset: your data.