Prevent your business being hacked

Protect a small business from being hacked

  1. Use Strong Passwords: Implement strong password policies and encourage employees to use unique and complex passwords for all their accounts.
  2. Keep Software Up-to-Date: Regularly update all software, including operating systems, applications, and security software, to fix vulnerabilities.
  3. Enable Firewall: Use a firewall to control incoming and outgoing network traffic and to prevent unauthorized access to the network.
  4. Backup Data Regularly: Regular backups of your data can help you recover quickly in the event of a breach. Keep backups stored securely, either on-premises or in the cloud.
  5. Educate Employees: Regularly educate your employees on cyber threats and how to identify and prevent them. Make sure they know to be suspicious of emails and links from unknown sources.
  6. Use Antivirus Software: Install antivirus software on all devices used for business and keep it updated to protect against malware.
  7. Implement Two-Factor Authentication: Two-factor authentication adds an extra layer of security to your accounts by requiring a second form of verification, such as a fingerprint or code sent to your phone.
  8. Secure Wi-Fi Network: Secure your Wi-Fi network with strong encryption, such as WPA2, and use a strong password.
  9. Limit Access to Sensitive Data: Limit access to sensitive data only to those employees who need it to perform their job functions.
  10. Monitor Network Activity: Regularly monitor your network activity to detect and respond to any security threats or anomalies.