In today’s technology-driven world, no organization is safe. Fortunately, there are several steps that businesses can take to minimize their risk. Five star IT Company, Server Bays, shares four ways to beef up your security:
Click cautiously.Compromised accounts are arguably one of the biggest threats that small businesses face. To prevent your accounts from being compromised, be very careful about what you click on. Always read emails with a hint of skepticism to avoid falling victim to a phishing attempt. If you’re concerned about falling prey to phishing, learn how to detect it. There are several helpful resources that explain how to assess emails and websites for potential fraud.
Maintain up to date systems. Purchasing the latest technology isn’t always the best way to circumvent potential security threats. Many businesses don’t have the resources required to effectively maintain elaborate systems. And, if these systems aren’t maintained, their ability to protect against fraud diminishes. For small and medium-sized businesses, it’s better to purchase affordable technology and keep it up to date. Make sure your antivirus is updated, and partner with an IT company that will keep you informed.
Foster collaborative relationships with staff.Most data breaches happen in seconds or minutes, but take weeks to be identified because employees are fearful of what will happen to them when they brief management on the incident. However, it’s always in your best interest to detect breaches as soon as they occur. To increase the likelihood that breaches are reported right away, facilitate collaborative relationships with staff and make it clear that they will not be penalized for reporting data breaches.
Teach your staff about phishing and other security concerns.If a member of your team opens an email on their work computer and that email compromises your system, you have a problem. So, it’s essential that your staff be informed, especially when it comes to detecting potential phishing attacks. Ask your IT company for information that can be shared with your team. Then, schedule regular meetings to educate your staff on cybersecurity. Each member of your team can be a great first-line of defense against potential threats if they know what to do and what to look out for.
About Server Bays
Founded in 2014, Server Bays LLC is Long Island’s fastest growing managed service firm. Server Bays LLC provides companies with cost effective custom technology solutions. To date, they have helped several clients achieve a better return on investment. Founder Ryan Yannelli and Vice President Anthony Milazzo bring energy, enthusiasm, and expertise to IT solutions, and their company has quickly earned a 5-star rating.