Cyber Security Tips for Businesses

Protect your business’s data from falling into the wrong hands.  

Believe it or not but businesses of all sizes are susceptible to cyber breaches. While large businesses have the finances to implement the top security to protect the data, many smaller businesses are not able to dedicate time or money to such defenses. That is why many hackers are targeting smaller businesses – they likely have heaps of valuable information and not many defenses to break through. Since October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, we’ve taken the liberty of compiling a few must-do tasks to protect your business’s data.

  • Make regular backups of your key systems and data. Keep copies offsite and in a safe location.
  • Install and regularly update anti-virus and anti-malware software on all your devices.
  • Encourage your team to use strong passwords and change them regularly. For added security, consider using two-factor authentication.
  • Never use the same password for different accounts.
  • Encrypt any sensitive data and never send sensitive data via email unencrypted.
  • Call clients and vendors to confirm a transaction instead of relying on an email.
  • Train your team on how to spot malicious websites and harmful emails, and who to report them to.
  • Limit who on your team can access sensitive information. If it is widely available for the whole staff, be sure to scale it back and restrict access so only top management members can view the data.
  • Secure cyber liability insurance.

Cyber liability insurance is designed to cover a business’ liability for a data breach. This coverage can provide financial assistance for lost devices, fines, paying ransomware breaches, business interruption, legal claims, and more. When you’re ready to secure this coverage, talk to the team at Sausman Insurance Agency in PA today.