• Brandminds 2020

5 Tips For Better Internet Security to Secure Your Business’s Future

As an entrepreneur, your efforts are focused on securing the future of your business in the form of funding, marketing and sales, brand awareness.

What you might not be aware of is that internet security is equally important. 

Read on to learn how to secure your business’s future through better internet security.

Last year saw the introduction of the GDPR legislation.

This year, we’ve started seeing companies facing stiff fines thanks to contravening these regulations. The fines imposed can be substantial. You’re looking at between 2% and 4% of your annual turnover. And, if you’re thinking, “How bad could it really be?” the maximum fine is €20 million.

Complying with GDPR must be part and parcel of your business plan going forward. It makes sense to consider having an expert in security awareness training come in and update your staff on how to improve their data security as soon as possible.

Learn more: What is CEO Fraud?

Here are 5 tips to get you started on the right foot:

1. Creating stronger passwords

Having a strong password is not going to guarantee that you won’t get hacked, but it helps stack the odds in your favour. Start by selecting a new password with at least 16 characters and randomized characters.

2. Use a unique password for business purposes

Everyone at your business must choose a unique password that is only used for logging into your system.

3. Conduct a phishing test

This is where you send out an email like one that a phisher would use. You’ll need to monitor which staff members click on the link in the email. If someone falls for it, they’ll need more training in recognizing phishing emails.

4. Reconsider allowing staff to use their own devices

It’s convenient for your staff to be able to use their own devices. The problem is that their devices might not be as secure as you like. It’s a better idea to get your staff to use a company device or to ensure that their devices are as secure as your office systems.

5. Consider enabling two-factor authentication

It’s not a bad idea to make use of two-factor authentication when logging into the office systems. It’s only going to add a minute or two to the sign-in process, but it’s a great way to make your system more secure.

If you’re looking for even more tips, check out the infographic we’ve got for you below.

Better security is only going to be better for your business.

Take some extra steps today to secure your company’s tomorrow.

Image source: EveryCloud

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