Cyber security: why and how you should protect your business
Where you should focus your attention
There are a number of steps you can take to protect your business and your customers from cyber crime and data breaches. Some are simple, others more complex. The basics to consider are:
- Appoint a team member as your Data Protection Officer with responsibility for ensuring all your cyber security is up to date and handling any data breaches that may occur. If an individual or sole trader, this will be yourself.
- Change your passwords regularly on your machines and all software and apps you use, both personally and as a company. Consider using an encrypted service like LastPass to protect passwords.
- Invest in robust anti-virus software. There are many free options available to install but they will not provide a high level of security and may not be updated against the very latest online threats.
- Give people knowledge. Most of the time, nobody takes any action on cyber security because they don’t perceive any problems. Make your team aware of the risks and what they can do to prevent issues.
Outsourcing for the best results
The most effective way to manage the above steps and more is to work with a specialist IT company who knows exactly the best steps to take in your particular circumstances. It would be a huge challenge to stay on top of all the developments in cyber security yourself, but the expert teams at an outsourced service will be handling this on a daily basis. You won’t be able to beat their level of familiarity with the field.
At Comms Unite, we have in-depth experience of cyber security for businesses of a range of sizes, operating in a number of specialist sectors. If you are unsure about any aspect of cyber security, please give our engineers a call and they’ll do what they can to offer advice and assistance.
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