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How To Brush Up Your Cybersecurity

With a business to run and team to manage, it’s often easy to let cybersecurity slip to the back of your mind.

Written by Adam Bovan

November 2019

5 ways you could brush up your cybersecurity

However, if your security practices aren’t up to scratch, the result could be costly – not only financially, but for your business reputation.
Today, we’ve rounded up five ways you could brush up your cybersecurity.

Secure your wireless networks.

Unsecure networks are frequently overlooked. 

Plugging in a wireless router and creating a basic network is not enough to ensure your business stays safe online. 

Time and time again, we see businesses with a default password (like “password” or the company name) and sometimes even no password at all on their routers, which means anyone within range could connect. 

Take steps to secure your network with strong passwords, and follow password best practice

Up your mobile security.

Nowadays, more and more companies are investing in mobile technology to help employees stay connected and productive outside of the office. 

However, bring-your-own-device culture has increased the likelihood of businesses not ensuring all devices are secure. 

If you don’t have any security measures in place, you compromise your network and business data. 

Make sure every device used for business purposes has secure passcodes and protection. 

If your team works from home or remotely often, check out our guide on how to manage security for remote teams

Don’t forget the firewalls. 

IT people throw words around like ‘firewalls’ and ‘antivirus’ all the time, but what do they actually do for your business?

Well, a firewall blocks certain traffic from entering and leaving your network. It protects your data from people outside of your network, so it’s crucial to have a robust firewall when improving your cybersecurity. 

An industry-standard tool always offers more protection than one that comes for free with a modem or router, so it’s best to invest. 

Maintain your software.

Keeping your software up-to-date is a chore; we get it.

There’s always one application that needs updating, and you have that thing to get done, so you hit “Remind me later”, knowing full well you won’t ever get round to installing it. 

However, there’s a reason software and applications update so much. Not only do the companies release cool new features for you to use, but they also update their security. 

This is crucially important for antimalware and antivirus software. How is your software going to know and shield you against the latest threats if it isn’t up-to-date?

Look after your antivirus, and it’ll look after you. 

Want to brush up your cybersecurity today? Here’s a checklist for you:

  • Set/change your wireless network password.
  • Check if your antivirus needs updating.
  • Take steps to secure your team’s mobile devices if they use them for work. 

If you need a hand with cybersecurity, or just have a few questions, speak with a member of our team today

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