5 Things to Know About Cybersecurity 

Cybersecurity is rapidly growing, and small businesses are the biggest target. With hacks rapidly growing in occurrence, and the hackers becoming smarter and more sophisticated the chances of your small business being affected are becoming almost inevitable. 

Here are a few things you should know about Cybersecurity: 

It is CRITICAL for businesses to be aware of. 

Cybersecurity is a GROWING threat. More and more businesses fall victim everyday and if you still think “it won’t happen to me” you are going to be in a lot of trouble when it does happen because you won’t have a backup plan. 

Have a Backup Plan
Whether you think it will happen or not, having a backup plan is a CRUCIAL way to make sure your business is protected – no matter what happens. 

How can you effectively back up your information? Either use cloud software, backup systems or have a 3rd party company like BSuite do your backup to prevent any mishaps, and host your information in a separate location so it doesn’t risk being infiltrated.

Protect, Protect, Protect
While we often hit the “update later” button or fall for the misleading information that certain devices can’t be hacked, this is just another example of how sophisticated and advanced hacking has become. A free antivirus just won’t protect the sensitive date of you or your customers anymore.

Be Aware
Even with proper precautions in place, being aware of threats is the #1 way to protect yourself and your assets. 

Here are a few ways to do this: 

  • Practice SAFE clicking – if you don’t know who it is from, don’t click it. Many major retailers are impersonated by hackers and will steal your information. 
  • Know the current trends, if you don’t know the potential threats… how can you deflect them? 
  • Train your employees. Did you know most hacks are because of employee negligence – and NOT in your IT department? Be sure anyone with access to sensitive information is well trained. We offer Staff Training to be sure your staff is given all the right information, contact us today to learn more. 

Stay Mindful of What Goes on with Your Accounts 

Do you watch your accounts daily? Your information could be hacked right now and you may not even know it.. Most hacks take 6 months or more to detect. 

Have you noticed anything weird recently? 

Whether you decide to take care of your cybersecurity yourself, or take it off your plate and have a company like B Suite Cyber Security handle it… 

Protecting your company from cyberthreats is a necessity you can no longer ignore. 

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