Boost Your Cybersecurity in 2021
Over the last month, we’ve been sharing some of our best tips on how to boost your business’ cybersecurity in time for 2021. Today, we’re rounding up all of our best tips into one place.
How to boost your cybersecurity for free.
Some of the quickest ways to up your cybersecurity game won’t cost your business a single penny.
Think about your passwords. How many of them are the same for different accounts? If the wrong person gets their hands on one of your passwords, how many accounts will they now be able to access?
Update your passwords regularly and use strong, unique passwords for each and every account you own.
Meanwhile, enabling multi-factor authentication where available is also a free way to put another layer of protection between you and hackers.
Lastly, installing software updates is essential to keep yourself protected against the latest viruses and malware.
Cybersecurity measures worth spending time on.
We’ve covered the quick wins, so now let’s look at the tasks that may take a bit longer, but are still 100% worth it to make sure your business avoids a data breach.
Checking backups regularly may sound boring, but it’s a crucial step if you want to make sure your backups are working correctly and continue backing up your most important files.
And, while we’re on the subject, spending time designing a quality disaster recovery plan to put in place if the worst comes to worst and you do lose data will save you time and money in the long run.
Backups and a well-thought-out recovery plan is your last line of defence against data loss as even if you lose data, you can quickly recover it, saving you time and money.
A huge part of your business and its data staying safe relies on your team feeling confident and knowledgable about cybersecurity and online threats. While training and education do take time, it’s an essential part of your cybersecurity arsenal.
Cybersecurity measures worth your money.
Unfortunately, to stay fully protected against hackers, malware, ransomware and more, you’re going to have to cough up some cash. Avoid wasting your money and do some research into what antivirus software is the best equipped to provide protection for your business. We’ve rounded up some resources in the blog linked below.
Investing in a VPN is also important if your team has made the transition to working from home this year. This piece of software scrambles the information sent between your device and the websites you visit, kind of like a secure tunnel that makes it difficult for hackers to access your data and monitor your online activity.
Last but not least, 2021 may well be the year that your business invests in Managed IT Services. If you are fed up of the stress and worry that comes with business technology and cybersecurity, partner with a company that manages all that for you so you can get back to doing what you love.
If you have any questions about cybersecurity and keeping your business protected in 2021, please give a member of our team a call today.