In today’s modern age of business, cybersecurity IS business security. Keep yourself secure with these 34 cybersecurity tips.
Tip 1: Train all staff members on cybersecurity
Cybersecurity is a group effort where one person can unknowingly comprise everything for everyone else in the business. A trained staff means a secure business.
Tip 2: Use strong passwords that are difficult to guess but easy to remember
Tip 3: Use proven encryption practices to protect data and minimize breaches
Tip 4: Make sure the programs and apps you keep are also on their most recent update
Tip 5: Drastically reduce the opportunities for cyber-attacks by deleting old programs and apps
Tip 6: Use a Multi-Factor Authentication (or MFA) whenever possible
Tip 7: Use trusted anti-virus AND anti-malware software – keep updated at all times
Tip 8: Use trusted cyber insurance that will help you quickly respond and recover from data breaches
Tip 9: Delete old accounts and profiles that are no longer in use
Tip 10: Create a cyber-secure culture
With cybersecurity, you’re only as strong as your weakest link. Set the tone by leading the way, both by doing and teaching.
Tip 11: Be proactive in your compliance with cybersecurity
Tip 12: Document policies and procedures and make them readily available for the team
Tip 13: Stay up to date on current threats – the most popular cyberattacks are often the most successful ones
Tip 14: Think before you click – develop the culture of being critical before clicking any link
Tip 15: Create a disaster recovery plan and keep it safe
Tip 16: Make sure anytime a device is not in use, it’s locked
Tip 17: Properly dispose of all electronic devices and media
Tip 18: The Do’s and Don’ts of cybersecurity
Small things matter with cybersecurity. These do’s and don’ts really add up – helping businesses be more secure than ever before.
Tip 19: Do have a mobile action plan – make sure staff knows about the plan beforehand
Tip 20: Don’t overshare on social media – sometimes the tiniest detail is all that’s needed to breach a security system
Tip 21: Don’t use web browsers that aren’t up to date – make sure your web browser stays secure or get ready to switch to a new one
Tip 22: Do work with a trusted IT vendor – if your provider gets hacked, it probably means you can get hacked, too
Tip 23: Do beware of malvertising – malware disguised as promising advertisements
Tip 24: Don’t connect to unsecured wi-fi networks – ever
Tip 25: Do confirm requests via multiple lines of communication – redundancy means protection in cybersecurity
Tip 26: Don’t plug unknown devices into your computer – just plugging in an unknown thumb drive could cause an attack
Tip 27: Develop Cyber-safe Routines
Consistency is a big part of being cyber-safe. These routines will help prevent cyberattacks from even happening.
Tip 28: Back up important data to a secure place an attack cannot reach
Tip 29: Double-check results of data backups – make sure the process went through, and there are no discrepancies
Tip 30: Audit systems to identify any anomalies, carefully inspecting each one you find
Tip 31: Monitor credit and financial statements – research any discrepancies you find
Tip 32: Perform vulnerability scans and penetration tests to see what cracks cyber attacks can slip through
Tip 33: Review who has access to what – make sure you’re able to track and log all access points
Tip 34: Perform data audits – attacks can occur at many levels – data audits painstakingly look at every single layer of data to find where an attack happened or where one is most likely to occur.