October is #NationalCyberSecurityAwarenessMonth - an event where government and industry leaders comes together to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity. It's crucial for businesses to stay cyber-secure in order to safeguard company data, protect customer's personal information and ensure employee privacy.
Here are 6 things you can do to for your business:
Establish policies to promote cybersecurity.
This includes a bring your own device policy, email and internet communication policy, acceptable use policy, remote work policy and incident response policy.
Educate your employees.
Utilize a training program to make employees aware of cybersecurity threats and how to avoid them.
Implement smart software.
Install strong spam filters, firewalls and anti-virus and malware programs on all company devices. In addition, maintain network security by using a virtual private network.
Enforce access controls.
Only allow trusted and qualified individuals access to sensitive data. Further, ensure all employees use strong passwords and update them on a routine basis.
Bolster business continuity.
Be sure to back up data frequently. Consider storing copies of critical data in additional secure locations, such as the cloud.
Have a plan.
Establish a cyber incident response plan to minimize potential losses in the event of a cyber attack. Test this plan regularly.
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