How Do I Minimize Cyber Security Threats?

Fact: Most small to midsize businesses are not properly protecting themselves from cyber security threats.

Also fact: More than half of SMBs close their doors within six months because they are unable to recover after a cyber attack, according to the National Cyber Security Alliance.

Small businesses are actually considered more of a target than their enterprise counterparts. But what can a company do when they lack the resources and budget to protect themselves? Here are seven major steps you can take to minimize cyber security threats towards your business.

Here are some quick tips to keep your company running:

  • Backup Your Data – Companies should always have a proper backup

  • Move to the Cloud – The cloud often provides better data security for SMBs

  • Stay Up-to-Date – Everything needs to be updated periodically

  • Create an Incident Response Plan – Have a plan in place in case of a cyber attack

  • Educate Employees – Many cyber security threats can be mitigated by properly training your employees