Good cyber security measures

1)      Install software updates. 

Keeping devises and software up to date is one of the most effective things you can do to keep your system safe.

2)      Implement two-factor authentication.

If you haven’t already, then two-factor authentication is another way to mitigate credential reuse, phishing attacks and may other cyber security risks.

3)      Back up your data. 

It is highly important to keep your data safe. If it’s lost, leaked or stolen make sure you have a backup or copy available so you can restore it.

4)      Set up logs.

Whilst the above can help prevent a cyber-security issue, logging can help find out when an incident may be about to occur or when an incident has occurred.

5)      Create a plan for when things go wrong.

No matter how well you prepare, sometimes things go wrong so having a clear plan in place can help you through what could be a stressful time.

6)      Update your default credentials.

Default credentials are login details that give the user administrator level access to a product. They should only be used for the initial set up and then changed afterwards to mitigate issues.

7)      Choose the right cloud services for your business.

Using cloud services to manage your IT needs makes a lot of sense. There are a lot of services out there so before you commit to a particular provider make sure they can give you the kind of services and protection you need.

8)      Only collect data you really need.

Your level of risk is based on the amount of data you have – the more you have the more valuable it is to an attacker so by collecting only what you need, you reduce your risk.

9)      Secure your devices.

Enable anti-malware software on your devises that access your business data or systems to prevent malicious software such as viruses from being downloaded.

10)  Secure your network.

Some organisations may still have a few servers hosting software that is only accessible from the office so thought needs to be given about the connections going in and out of your business network.

11)  Manually check financial details.

If you’re doing business online and you get an unexpected or unusual request, check it manually before going ahead with the transaction. Having manual checks will prevent you from getting caught up in online fraud like invoice scams.

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