How to Protect Your Company Data from Hackers
Updated: Nov 24
In today’s digital world, the risk of attacks on businesses is at an all-time high. Hackers have more ways than ever to infiltrate your company, so it’s up to you to find the best solution to fortify your sensitive data and information.
As a business owner, you have to worry about more than just your company’s own sensitive information. You also have to consider the personal information associated with your staff and your clients.
It is especially crucial that you take steps to prevent this data from falling into the hands of others. Depending on the type of work you do, you may store things like credit card information, National Insurance Numbers, phone numbers and addresses, and more.
If you fall victim to a data breach attack, you risk cyber thieves getting their hands on this data. Not only could such an attack permanently damage your company, but it could also lead to lawsuits.
Therefore, it’s important to consider your options. We tasked our security experts with providing some fundamental methods that businesses can implement to minimise such threats. Explore the results below and contact us if you need further assistance securing your data.
Practise Open Communication among Your Staff
When an attack happens, it’s usually enough to remind employees to maintain proper protocols moving forward to thwart future attacks. Still, some of your crew might get into the mind-set that another attack is unlikely to happen and thus stats neglecting safety measures.
This unfortunately happens all the time, but it’s certainly understandable why it does. The good news is that you can help prevent such behaviour by regularly communicating with your team about the importance of additional attacks.
Change Company Passwords Regularly
It’s good practise to regularly update your company passwords. In fact, this is one of the single best ways to thwart attacks. Try to pick a frequency in which everyone changes their passwords, such as every three months.
Moreover, it’s a good idea to use unique passwords across your different accounts. Get your staff on the same page and have them change any passwords that are duplicates.
Keep Software Updated
Outdated software becomes a haven for hackers to exploit. That’s because such exploits are routinely combated by companies when they update their software. If you fail to install an update when it is released, you put your company at risk of attack.
You should also only install software that you know to be trustworthy. If you’re unsure, seek the advice of your IT support team.
Contact Proximitum for Additional Support
We can help you identify questionable software and practices. So contact us the next time you need expert guidance with your hardware and software.