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Cyber security should be a priority for every business, even the smallest. Security breaches could put businesses out of action and cost money, which can be fatal for smaller businesses with little time and money to spare. Here are our top tips for keeping your business secure. Login to save this checklist to your profile for future use. (To register to join and enjoy the benefits of membership click on the link at the top right of the page. It will only take a few minutes to create your profile).
Software companies regularly release free updates; always download them as soon as they are available to ensure your computer is protected against the latest threats.
Regularly back up data on all your computers including spreadsheets, customer information and records. Store copies in the cloud or at another location separate from where you work.
If you use wi-fi, make sure to encrypt and hide it, so it doesn’t broadcast the network name to anyone who may be searching for a network. Also, change the default password as soon as you can.
Ensure that the passwords are as random as possible, and do not use dictionary words or words which are publicly linked to you such as relative or pet names, or birthdates. Change passwords every three months.
Different types of businesses will have different security needs depending on what online functions they have. A cybersecurity specialist can give you unique advice for your business’ needs.
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