Tips to Keep Your Data Safe for National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Tips to Keep Your Data Safe for National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Prevent cyber breaches by keeping your data safe.

The very idea of lost files or a data breach is enough to keep a small business owner up at night. While some security incidents are intentional, countless others are the result of careless mistakes and poor policies in place. Since October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, we’ve compiled some tips on how to safely protect your business data.

Create Strong Passwords

Yourself and your team should only use strong passwords, consisting of ten or more characters, upper and lower case letters, numbers, and special characters. Passwords should never be written down or used across multiple accounts. Remind your team to change their passwords with the seasons for better protection, too.

Update Software

Each device in your business should have anti-virus and anti-malware software installed. Be sure to regularly update the software so that it can identify and remove harmful bugs that may be present in your system.

Back Up and Encrypt Data

Backing up your business’s data should be done periodically. This is so that if a disaster does occur, you still have up-to-date information at hand. While you’re at it, be sure to encrypt the data so that if a hacker does gain access to your information, he or she won’t be able to easily view it because of the encryption.

Limit Access

Do you know if sensitive information is safely stored away in your business? Can every employee view vendor information, bank account details, and each other’s Social Security Numbers? Limit who has access to this private information.

Fortunately, should the worst happen, insurance coverage can step in to help repair your business. When you’re looking for insurance to protect your company’s data, Lloyd S. Berkett Insurance Agency can help. Visit us today to get started on your cost-effective cyber liability insurance policy.

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