Best practices for small business cybersecurity


Following cybersecurity best practices should be part of your workplace culture. Make sure employees stay knowledgeable and that your computers have the cybersecurity tools they need. Here are some tips you can use to create a best practice guide for your organization to follow.

Ongoing education for employees

The biggest cybersecurity weakness in your business is your employees. We’ve all made a mistaken click, but sometimes it’s a matter of not wanting to deal with the hassle of following cybersecurity policies. Most likely, your employees don’t know what to do in many situations.

Spammers and hackers know what works. The best way to combat this is by making sure your employees know how to act when they encounter security risk situations.

Create your best practice guide with very specific examples of general cybersecurity risk situations so they know what to keep an eye out for and how best to respond to help protect your data.

You should make this guide part of your onboarding process with new employees. But make it a living guide. Keep it up to date on best practices or new situations your organization encounters so it can be useful in continuing to educate current employees.

Some best practices to consider

  • Antivirus software – to recognize and remove malicious software and viruses from your computer.
  • Firewalls – to filter network traffic using cybersecurity guidelines.
  • Multi-factor authentication – to require two types of digital verification for password changes and access to sensitive data.
  • Password management – to save passwords securely using software that stores login information.
  • Regular software updates and patches – to keep software updated with the latest security features added.

Need help setting up cybersecurity best practice tools for your organization? We can make sure you have all the cybersecurity software you need. Contact TeamLogic IT today.

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