Cybersecurity and Your Small-Medium Business

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The need for a higher degree of cybersecurity in today's world is due to the higher number of threats faces by small and medium-sized businesses. Today, your company doesn't have to be on the Fortune 500 to be targeted for a hack and data theft.

Avoiding Hacks

One of the essential parts of a company's network security is to watch for any hacking attempts so that they can be avoided. The system must be monitored and checked for malware regularly. Today's network security is an evolving set of parameters that change as the methods of hacking change. The traditional ways of staying secure are no longer effective in today's era of massive data breaches. Avoiding an attack should be one of the main priorities of running the system.

Responding to Hacking

With the right security in place, many attack attempts will be warded off. However, there is always a chance of a person or group working on getting into your system for an extended time. This can lead to bypassing security and getting into the network. When this happens, a plan should be in place to get rid of the malware and to guard the data that needs protecting. The attack has to be met with quick, up-to-date responses to keep the incident from becoming a data-theft situation that can sink your business. Fast action is helped by having the right monitoring of the network. Once it finds an attack happening, it should notify everyone who can fight it off. Another way to take care of it is to have an automated system that responds even faster than humans can.

Backing Up Your Data

Part of your planning for a data hack is to have backups of your data somewhere that it can't be accessed in your computer network. Storing backup data in the cloud has become a common way to keep data safe in case of a significant catastrophe like ransomware or even a natural disaster that wipes out the network. With the backups in place, you can more quickly get your business back to where it was before the attack. Having everything backed up and ready is a part of the network security that should be done before any breach occurs. 

When you want better network security for your business, contact us today to find out what we can do for your network.