Cybersecurity Tips For Small Businesses

Cyberattacks have been on a steep increase, especially since the invasion of Ukraine started not so long ago. While cyberattacks are often only reported on large businesses, small businesses and home offices are not exempt from cyberattacks. 

Government-sponsored attacks will always make the headlines and attract attention, but cyberattacks from independent actors or groups can still affect small to midsize businesses. Different factors such as budget and IT staff limitations can leave businesses like these vulnerable.

There’s no foolproof way to keep your business completely safe from cyberattacks, but there are steps you can take to make it much more difficult for hackers. To ensure your business stays safe, CPT of South Florida has put together a few steps every small business should follow to stay safe from cyberattacks. If you need help making sure your business is safe from cyberattacks, contact us today so we can help!


Know Common Cyberattacks

There are several different forms of cyberattacks, according to the US Small Business Administration, but the best way to defend your business is by making sure you know the most common types of cyberattacks. 

Malware: An umbrella term for malicious software that can damage your computer, server, network, and/or clients.

Viruses/Ransomware: Viruses are programs that infect computers and other devices leaving them vulnerable. Ransomware works like a virus but is usually delivered via phishing emails and will hold your system hostage until a sum is paid. 

Phishing: Phishing emails have been around for some time. These are fake, misleading emails, that include links to malware. Once your system is infected, cybercriminals can steal important information and other important information.


Train Employees

It’s important that your team knows what to look out for. For businesses, cybersecurity is a team effort. One mistake by an employee can result in the whole business suffering. Make sure employees know what to look out for, including phishing emails. Ensure that there is a plan in place in the event of an attack. The FCC suggests setting clear guidelines for internet use and how to best handle customer data. 


Secure Wi-Fi Networks

Your business Wi-Fi should be secure, encrypted, and hidden from outside sources. Your business’ router should always be password protected and it shouldn’t broadcast a network name. 

If your small business is operated out of your home, make sure your router is ready to handle modern security threats. 


Back-Up Files Regularly

Cyberattacks often look to compromise, delete, or steal your data. That is why it’s so important to use backup programs that help mitigate the risk. You can create backups of important files both in-house and out using data backup centers


Keep Your Business Safe From Cyberattacks

There are a number of different ways to keep your business safe from cyberattacks. If you want to ensure that your business is safe, you need to contact CPT of South Florida today. We have the software, hardware, and expertise that your business needs to stay safe. 

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