We do everything online these days, especially when running a business. Technology has made running a business easier, but it also puts a company at a greater risk of getting hacked or spammed. If your business encountered a cyber security breach, are you prepared to manage it? We’ve listed our top tips on how to limit a cyber security breach.
We’re All Human
Did you know that 80% of security breaches are caused by human error? How many times have you received an email that you didn’t realize was spam and opened it or clicked on a link? Hackers are getting more creative to get you to open the gates to your business network. Ensuring your staff is educated on safe online and email use is important to prevent a breach and mitigate human error. We recommend scheduling annual training for your team to keep them updated on the latest trends for hackers and how to spot a potentially harmful document.
Cybercriminals are getting smarter and wiser, and as technology evolves, your security needs to get smarter too. The latest in cyber security involves using artificial intelligence (AI). AI learns how you use the internet and then takes that data to keep your business more secure. AI security also allows your network to update automatically, so you always have the latest antivirus and malware.
A great way to add a gate of protection to anything that requires a password is to set up 2-factor authentication (2FA). 2FA is a security system that requires two different forms of identification before getting access to an account. 2FA is pertinent if someone gets a hold of your password and is trying to use it to steal your information. We recommend implementing a system like Okta to keep your business safe and secure.