A look at different cyber threats and how to protect your business.

Protecting your business is a primary concern for many individuals given the high rate of cyber attacks that happen online. Since a cyber attack can happen at a moment’s notice, being prepared beforehand is the best way to prevent any serious damage to your business. With this being said, here’s some helpful information as to how you can protect your business from a cyber threat.

  • Understand Your Data & Who Has Access To It – As a business owner, you’ll need a basic understanding of where your data is being held. Whether the important data be stored in a cloud service, server, or traditional desktop, you’ll need to know who has access to it (IT, higher end employees, etc.) and document from there. Once you have your internal information documented, you can eventually work your way to threats from outside forces.
  • Be Prepared For Disaster – A good business isn’t exempt from disaster. Whether it be an internal threat, an outside thief, Malware, earthquakes, fires, or floods, you’ll need to think of a backup plan if your computer systems go down or become unavailable. With disruptions that could last days or months, your business can’t afford to be out of commission during the period.
  • Prepare Employees For Cyber Threats – Cyber criminals tend to target SMBs because they feel as if they don’t have the security measures in place to protect themselves. Sadly, this can be true for certain businesses. However, SMBs can train their employees on how “phishing”, Malware, and other attacks can effect business and how to dismiss/handle the said threats.
  • Deploy Basic Security ASAP – Deploy basic security as soon as possible. Anti-Malware, firewall, and signature based anti-virus programs are all excellent ways to get started on your security foundation. Once you have your basic security established, you can build off of the security programs and venture in to such technologies that prevent your computer systems from making software downloads without your knowledge.Depending on the type of online business you operate, there may be a few security requirements you’ll have to meet to stay in business. If your business accepts payments (credit card, PayPal, etc.) through its site, your business will have to adhere to the PCI data privacy guidelines.

Considering the information above, stopping cyber threats and protecting your business is incredibly important. Thankfully, RCOR Technologies is the trusted choice when it comes to staying ahead of the latest information technology tips, tricks, and news. Contact us at (919) 313-9355 or send us an email at tim@rcor.com for more information.