Your company is a target for hackers.
They want data. You’ve got it.
A lot of it.
And it’s nicely organized and, usually, poorly protected.
And just in case you weren’t paying attention, if they do get it, you’re probably going to have to answer to more than just your customers (as if that wasn’t bad enough). Regulatory intervention and civil penalties are two of the fabulous prizes you could earn thanks to your poor security.
Unfortunately, there’s no easy fix. No system is perfect, no security is absolute.
Yet, there are rays of hope! The biggest gains that you can make in improving your cybersecurity involve making small improvements.
Here are 8 Small Business Cybersecurity Tips You Need to Know:
1) Educate Yourself
There are a lot of places to get the basic cybersecurity updates and info you need. Regardless which one (or more) you choose, you have to choose one. Securing your company’s data in a high-tech world probably wasn’t a course you took in school – and if it was, what you learned is probably outdated by now.
You can’t lead if you haven’t educated yourself.