5 best practices to secure your business online
October 6, 2017
Cyber security in the workplace is everyone’s business. Protect your business, your staff, and your customers from threats to their privacy by following these five best practices.
1. Keep software and operating systems up-to-date
When a security update to your operating system or software becomes available, make sure all employees take the time and effort to download and install it without delay. These updates can address vulnerabilities to emerging threats, and staying updated is your best defence.
2. Secure your wireless networks
An open network is an invitation for anyone to connect to your IT network and possibly compromise it. Secure your wireless networks with strong passwords. Avoid having them written down in plain sight. If you have a “guest” network for visiting colleagues and customers, consider a regular password change since their devices may save login data indefinitely.
3. Set up firewall and other security
Firewalls protect your internal networks from threats. Make sure to install them not only on your servers, but on all office computers, laptops, and mobile devices as well. Make sure your computer systems are installed with most up-to-date antivirus and anti-spyware software.
4. Secure access to your devices and computers
Ensure your office space is safe from unauthorized visitors, and that easy-to-grab laptops and mobile devices are stored securely and installed with remote tracking software. As well, encrypting portable devices such as laptops, USB keys, and DVDs is easy to do, and can significantly reduce the damage done by a lost or stolen device.
5. Educate your employees on cyber safety
Even the most sophisticated security software won't protect your business if employees click on improper pop-ups or fall for phishing scams. Train your employees on the threats they face and the safest way to use the company's internet and email.
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