Is your business Cyber Secure?

Is your business Cyber Secure?

Cyber security means protecting your devices, accounts, and data from an  attack online. Cyber threats can compromise your business information and financial assets. It is very important to take some basic steps to stay safe in the digital world.  It is therefore very important to have you IT Audited to identify any business’ vulnerabilities and ensure your business is as secure as possible.

Some examples of ways an IT Audit can help you to improve your business cyber:

Firewalls and Managed Networks

Firewalls and network protection are tools for ensuring the security and integrity of data and devices on your business network. With a firewall it can prevent unauthorized access and block malicious attacks. A Wi-Fi protection service can help businesses to stay safe online by protecting sensitive data from hacking attempts and malware attacks. 

Keeping your data safe will improve your internal systems and functions so you can keep focused on what matters like growing your business and customers.

Strong Password Manager

Simplest ways to protect your accounts is with strong and unique passwords. A strong password is a combination of lower and upper-case letters, numbers, and special characters that is hard to crack. With a unique password it means you do not use the same password for multiple accounts, which can prevent a breach in one account from affecting others.

But remembering lots of unique passwords can be challenging. This is why a password manager is a great wat to securely store and autofill your passwords. So you will only need to remember one master password to access your password manager and use it to generate and manage your passwords for different accounts.

Use Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)

Another layer of security that you can add is two-factor authentication (2FA), which requires you to verify your identity with a second factor, such as a code to your phone or email, or biometric scan, after entering your password. This way, even if someone knows your password, they cannot access your account without the second factor.

You should enable 2FA  especially for your email, banking, and social media accounts.

Keep Your Devices and Apps Up-to-Date

Another simple but effective way to enhance cyber security is keep your devices and apps up-to-date with the latest software and security. Software updates often fix bugs and vulnerabilities that cybercriminals can exploit to infect your device with malware or access your data. By updating your software regularly, you can reduce the risk of being exposed to cyber threats.

Watch out for Links and Attachments

One of the most common ways cybercriminals can trick you into giving up your information or installing malware on your device is by sending you phishing emails or messages that contain malicious links or attachments.

The messages may look like legitimate, such as your bank, your employer, or your friend, but they are actually designed to deceive you.

You should always be careful with links and attachments that you receive via email or other platforms, and never click on them or open them unless you are sure they are safe and relevant. Some signs a link or attachment may be malicious are:

  • The sender’s email address or name does not match the source they claim to be from.
  • The message contains spelling or grammatical errors, or different tone or language.
  • The message creates urgency or pressure, or asks you to do something unusual or suspicious, such as verifying your account, updating your payment details, or claiming a prize.
  • The link or attachment has a strange or unfamiliar name or extension, or does not match the content of the message.

With a good filtering security, you can block these sorts of malicious emails and provide alerts to keep you aware of potential scams. Reach out to our team here if you are not sure about a link or attachment, you can also send it to our team to verify its authenticity..

Conclusion

Cyber security is a major concern for any business and businesses now more than ever are exposed and vulnerable to cybercrimes.

It extremely important for every business to review their Cyber Security and implement some if not all of the suggested measures above as soon as possible.

At Waterford Accountants we recently undertook an  in-depth thorough full scale Cyber Security Audit.  It was important for us to ensure our client data is safe with our team also was provided training on Cyber Security.

If you would like to ensure your business is Protected from Cyber Crime we recommend you have your Cyber Systems audited by DYN I.T. Solutions.  Contact Kieran Ling from DYN I.T. Solutions to organise a Free review of your current I.T. Systems and keep your client data and team safe from Cyber Crime.