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5 simple cyber security tips to protect your business against hackers May 10, 2022

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Cyber security threats are prevalent with the explosion of remote work and almost everything conveniently shifting to online mode. In the 2020–21 financial year, ACSC received over 67,500 cybercrime reports, an increase of nearly 13% from the previous financial year.

Sure, it doesn’t sound very comforting, but having awareness is the first step! Here are a few of our best cyber security tips to protect your business against hackers.

Communicate with your team

Cyber security should be an ongoing conversation with your team. Whilst training modules on your company policy are essential; you should provide regular updates and alerts.

Access permissions

By using website blockers, such as explorer extensions and apps, you can stop employees from accessing certain websites. Using website blockers to restrict access to unwanted sites allows businesses to make significant strides toward enhancing productivity and backs up their cyber security management. Your browsing habits are crucial not just for your system but also for your whole organisation’s cyber security. Your internet activities and website visits are trackable and can be misused to hijack your system and hack into your data. Therefore, keep checking the websites that your team members and you visit.

Change passwords frequently and use multi-factor authentication

Regularly changing your password is one of the best lines of defence against hackers. In addition, it’s recommended to use multi-factor authentication. This means that whenever there’s a new login, it would require a code to verify before or after the account information is given.

Keep software up to date

A simple and essential step to cyber security that many organisations neglect is to keep your software updated. From your CRM software to content management tools to your cloud-based programs, all need to be updated from time to time. Software and technology companies keep adding security patches and protocols with every update, and you’ll be missing out on those if you don’t keep yourself updated.

Keep your inbox secure

Email accounts often lead the pathway that can provide a link to other valuable accounts such as that of our colleagues, clients, and customers. Hackers usually try to obtain passwords through the credential stuffing, social engineering, or phishing. Moreover, emails are often the hub of other online services and are prone to spyware and malware. Therefore, keeping your inbox cyber secured for a healthy and hack-free work environment is crucial.

Secure your sensitive data and keep your system safe from cyber security threats. Need a hand with that? SBA is here to help you. Contact us today!

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