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The 5 Key Steps to Protecting Your Business from Cyber Threats

Today, with the internet such a key part of business, all companies face cyber threats. Cyber criminals are always looking for a way to exploit businesses that is as low risk as possible, but with a high reward. For any business, the results of a cyber-attack can have big consequences, both in terms of hitting finances, but also in terms of reputation.

The question is, are you putting the correct measures in place to make sure your business is as secure as possible?

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Make sure your business is Cyber Essentials certified

Cyber Essentials is a scheme that helps guide businesses of all sizes with good cyber security practice. By focusing on the basics of cyber security, your business will be much better protected from the most common cyber threats. The scheme focuses on:

  • Boundary firewalls and internet gateways
  • Secure configuration
  • Access control
  • Malware protection
  • Patch management

For help in complying with the Cyber Essentials scheme, you can contact Black Spider Consulting on +44 (0) 238 030 2017.

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Keep your employees educated

It’s vital to teach your employees about your cyber security architecture and proactive defence, but also about safe online habits in general. Ensure your staff know why certain online habits are potentially dangerous and whenever you update your cyber protection – prevention is the best approach to handling data security.

3

Keep your software up to date

As your business grows, you’ll appreciate that cyber threats continue to evolve, which is why it’s vital to stay ahead. Never delay in updating your anti-virus software or any other important security applications. This will help you to stay guarded against the latest threats, keeping your security architecture intact.

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Understand evolving cyber risks

As your business grows, you will likely need to update technology, hardware and software systems. However, with this investment brings new risk. You should understand that as your business grows, you should make sure that your cyber security strategy also expands to take all these changes into account. It’s essential to review your cyber security on a regular basis and update it when you need to.

As your business grows, it’s important to also understand that cyber threats are evolving, so it’s vital to stay ahead.