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Keep your business safe from cyber threats

If you own a small business, maintaining it at a lower cost per productivity should be your priority. Numerous business owners tend to cut the budget in their IT department, as a negative impact it compromises their security to certain cyber-attacks and breaches. Even a small business is prone and vulnerable to security threats. It may look easy but maintaining a secure small business isn’t as easy as you think. It still takes too much time and energy to keep things secure.

HERE ARE THE 5 WAYS TO KEEP YOUR BUSINESS SECURED ONLINE:

  1. Antivirus Software and Anti-Spyware Protection

    To achieve a more secure network using anti-virus and anti-spyware programs is a must. If you already have one, make sure you have the latest updates, patches, and subscription. An outdated program is as good as not having anything at all. Most of the programs should be updated regularly to deal with new viruses or breaches.

  2. Encrypted Access Points

    Many business establishments use the wireless connection on a daily basis, and most of them have a wide open connection that can be easily accessed to gather sensitive information and record activities. Using an encryption on your wireless access points is the best way to avoid any data leaks and cyber-attacks. With the help of a WPA2 encryption, your wireless network is safe from this kind of breaches.

  3. Web Hosting with DMZ

    If you’re running your website locally on your LAN, it is much better to put it in a DMZ. It helps you reduce the risk of network breach by putting your web server in a “demilitarized zone” or DMZ restricting the web server to see or reach your local server. Another option is to move your web server to hosting company making it safer and less prone to hacking.

  4. Scanning Your Web Servers Regularly

    Having web servers on the internet can mean a backdoor for hackers in accessing your business. Scanning for exploits should be done on a regular basis numerous sites can do that for you. Another method is by tracking your domain registry and changing your password regularly. Also, remember when updating your Web content, never use an FTP or Microsoft’s Web page creation tool, instead search for a more safe and secure way to do so, a method that will not send your access password on the internet.

  5. Off-site Backups

    Having your copy or backup of your business data’s and customers’ information can be a great help once your system goes down, making it readily available in case of emergencies and disasters. It will ensure that your business can still run smoothly even if your primary system is compromised.

There are multiple ways to keep your business secure not just physically but also online. Cost cutting your business computer security can be a big risk, endangering not only your business but also the privacy of your customers. Online security is necessary to keep your business information secure. Always remember that prevention is much better than cure.

Related Article: Steps to Have an Effective Cyber-Security Plan

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