Cybersecurity can seem very difficult and many feel overwhelmed by the topic. Not every small business owner has enough knowledge to tackle the matter. All the terms and sometimes contradicting data can mean that the topic scares us off. This also applies to employee who otherwise take security very seriously.
We have put together the following guide for this very purpose. If you are a busy employee and your schedule is sufficiently filled with day to day business, you certainly don’t have time to become an expert in cybersecurity.
Capture The Weak Points
The first step in protecting yourself from cybersecurity threats is to identify the vulnerabilities. If you don’t know the weaknesses in your infrastructure, how do you want to eliminate them? Don’t you know what kind of information the company stores, how do you intend to protect it adequately? It is best to start by identifying the jewels in the crown of information in your company. What is the most important information in your company?
There are many chances at this point. Maybe it’s intellectual property or data about customers. Once the questions are answered, you can start thinking about the risks that pose a threat to the cyber security.
Viruses are harmful systems that infect your PC without warning. Viruses can do all sorts of things. As a rule however, you gain access to your data and delete or change it. Such viruses can spread quickly and send themselves to the users on your device. As soon as a device in your company becomes infected with, the harmful malware could spread quickly. This can lead to a large loss of data. If you communicate with customers, as most of us do, there is a high danger that you will also infect the partner.
Protect Your Data
Your data is most likely the heart of your company. You cannot run your business without customer data, without your inventory, without your proprietary and everything that goes with it. Your data can be lost in a few ways. Your hardware may be damaged, hackers break into and steal your networks, or a disaster may occur. You should therefore protect yourself against data loss and take appropriate precautionary measures.
Manage Access Rights Properly
If you think about who in your company has access to data, then there are very likely too many people. Start restricting access to your networks. Only those employee who are responsible for network administration and who are authorized to install software should have administrative rights.