Cybersecurity is a vital part of running a modern business. Your company keeps many sensitive records, including clients' and employees' identities and payment information, as well as your finances and operations. An attack on your computer systems or website can bring daily operations to a halt and cost you huge amounts of revenue. Here's what you need to know to improve your computer security.

How to Strengthen Your Cybersecurity

1. Update Your Policies & Procedures

cybersecuritySome of the most damaging tactics used by hackers and thieves don't involve computer coding at all. Instead, they use social engineering: relying on a knowledge of human behavior to predict or manipulate you and your employees. These techniques can give them access to passwords and sensitive systems unless you guard against them. Educate your employees about common scams like phishing. Put robust password policies in place and use two factor authentication. Have a plan for mobile device integration with your business, policies about electronic use in and outside of work, and a process for wiping old electronics before disposal.

2. Install Cybersecurity Products

Malware such as viruses, spyware, and other malicious programs is the next biggest threat to your cybersecurity. All devices should have up-to-date antivirus software installed. Anything that can be used to access the internet should have a firewall. Password protect all your devices and wireless networks, too.

3. Back Up Your Data

Cybersecurity isn't just about limiting access to sensitive information; it's also about preserving that information for your company. Any data that's needed for operations should be backed up regularly. This includes financial records, product specs and schematics, client information, employee records, and your current website's code.

 

For cybersecurity and IT services in New York City, choose Synergy Technology Group. Based in Queens, they partner with over 200 vendors to provide you the latest high-end electronic systems and security software. They also offer vulnerability scanning to assess your company's weak spots and protect your data and devices. Call (347) 352-5422 or reach out online to get started.