Does your business have what it takes to defend against a cyber attack?

 

Let's take a look at the 5-Steps you need to implement in your business so that in the case of a cyber attack, you do not need to worry.

 

Basic 5-Step Cyber Protection Plan

 

Backups

 

 

The first thing you need to make sure you have in place is a working backup.

 

Should you be hit by a cyber-attack – such as ransomware for example – you will still be able to access all of your data and documents.

 

Updates and Patches

 

 

Ensure that all your applications, systems and devices are running the latest updates, and that any relevant patches are in place.

 

This will block any known vulnerabilities that attackers use to gain access to your network.

 

Password Manager and Multi-Factor Authentication

 

 

Make use of password managers to ensure your whole team uses unique passwords that are less susceptible to brute force attacks.

 

You should also use multi-factor authentication or MFA (where you get a login code on another device) across your accounts and applications for a higher level of security.

 

Utilizing multi-factor authentication will prevent up to 95% of attacks on your accounts so don't skip this.

 

In our experience, most businesses do not have any plan in place.

 

If you don't have one, reach out to your IT department or managed service provider and get one created.

 

If you do have an incident response and recovery plan, check it and make sure it's up-to-date and that everyone is aware of the steps they should take if they suspect a security breach.

 

Your people need to know who to report a possible breach to, and who is responsible for protecting the business.

 

Cyber Security Training

 

 

You also want to consider company-wide cyber security training. And this really does mean everyone, from the most senior employee to the most junior.

 

This will help to make everyone aware of the most common threats, and teach them how to spot scams and phishing emails.

 

Finally, if you’re unsure that you have the right protections in place, speak to an expert who can help put your mind at ease and make sure your business is as protected as possible.

 

We’re here to help. If you have any concerns that your cyber security has fallen behind, we offer a free 15-minute discovery session where we can check on your current setup, make recommendations, and answer any questions you have.

 

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