Verizon’s 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report states that the most hacked business sector is Small Business.
No matter how you slice it.
It’s not good.
It does make sense though...
And that’s because small businesses typically have less structure when it comes to tech.
Most small businesses wing their tech.
And it shows.
It is in part why I started—Get Your Tech Right.
A LITTLE TECH GOES A LONG WAY
With a little tech know-how your business can improve its security.
All it takes is a little bit of design and a little bit of process.
Here are 5 things your business can do to improve its security.
Implement a Managed Firewall
This means, hiring an organization to manage your internet firewall so that it’s configured with the right amount of protection, it’s maintained and up to date, and it’s monitored.
Implement Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) for all of your online accounts.
This one action goes a long way towards protecting your environment.
That’s because MFA cuts-down on hacking and phishing based attacks on your business.
Implement Automated Patching
It doesn’t matter whether your tech person is inhouse or outsourced.
You need to have your operating systems and business apps updated on a regular basis.
Unpatched systems leave your business open to security breaches.
Create an Acceptable Use Policy
Putting things in place technically is only part of the solution.
Having your staff follow a process is key.
One place where you define your process is in your Acceptable Use Policy.
An AUP helped to set the stage for other things like a Secure Awareness Initiative.
HIRE Managed Tech
Having someone manage your tech is important.
As a business owner, it’s hard to learn and implement even this shortlist of items just described.
Finding a good partner to accomplish these tasks and help define a roadmap to success aligns your business towards safety and success.
If your business needs help Getting Your Tech Right.
Getting help sooner is better than waiting around for something bad to happen.