You spend countless hours building a business. As CEO’s, we tend to focus on the high-level aspects of our company’s mission without giving much thought to the damage a security breach could do.
Most small companies who experience a breach will be out of business within 6 months after the breach. As the CEO of 1Source International, our customers come first and securing their data remains a top priority.
Additionally, CEO’s can be held personally responsible. This is not an IT problem, this is a CEO problem!
5 Cybersecurity Tips to Protect Your Small Business:
- Network Security
Implement firewalls along with a 24×7 monitoring system from a Cybersecurity Company.
- Strong Password Security
Suggest to your staff using a Password Storage system such as Dashlane to avoid storing passwords on your computers and mobile devices.
- Create policies for employees to protect your company’s data
Laptops, home printers and mobile devices are fair game when using these offsite. Set appropriate boundaries and policies with your employees to minimalize your risk.
- Create a strong Strategic Security Plan
It is critical to put a specific Strategic Security Plan in place. Do not rely exclusively on your IT Department to define a plan but allow Cyber Security experts to devise the best course of action.
- Educate your Employees
Educate your employees on the latest threats and the do’s and don’ts of opening email and accessing social media websites.