Every business is a target for cyber hackers, but you can reduce your cyber risk (and their chances of success) with these tips:
- Remind your staff members to use distinct passwords, not ones used on their social media accounts. Significant attacks have occurred after the hack of employees’ social media accounts.
- Train employees on what to look for in phishing scams. Misspelled words, an invitation to click on a link, and unknown email addresses are all red flags.
- Update your software on schedule. Such updates and patches often close security gaps.
- Check that your backup is working. We often configure a backup, but forget to ensure it’s still doing its job. And don’t go without a sufficient, secure data-storage strategy.
- Do you have a firewall? A firewall is one of the safest ways to prevent cyber attack. Your information technology specialist can help put your data behind an effective firewall.
These tips can go a long way in reducing cyber risk, but unfortunately there’s no way to be 100% invincible against cyber-attacks. That’s where Cyber Insurance comes in. It essentially serves as a back-up plan– in the event of a hack, your Cyber Insurance will help you with the costs to recover your information, deal with the fallout, and get your business up and running again.