As a small business owner, you may be putting yourself at a greater risk for cyber attacks than you should be. Nearly half of all business in the country have fallen victim at some point, mainly because they do not have enough measures of protection in place. Here are some ways that you can build a culture of cybersecurity in your company.

 

1. Include Everyone

Cyber security isn’t only your job or that of your IT professional. Include everyone in on the conversation. You will need all of the information you can gather to create an effective defense.

 

2. Don’t Make Yourself a Victim

Besides doing nothing, one of the worst things you can do is invest your money and training in the wrong tools. Conduct a fair amount of research into cybersecurity so you have at least a general idea of what you need, and then hire a professional to help set up your system.

 

3. Look Inward

Your threats do not only come from the outside. Whether purposeful or accidental, employees can share sensitive information. Don’t forget to include internal measures within your security plan.

 

4. Stay Up to Date

Having a security plan put in place is good — for today. If that same exact plan is still in effect next month, it may not be enough. Cyber attacks evolve, so should your plan. Be sure to review the latest threats and adapt as necessary.

 

Unless you have been trained in IT as a security professional, you would be doing your business a disservice if you didn’t at least seek the advice of those who have expertise in the subject. Reach out to our office today to discover how we can help protect your business.