Four simple ways to protect your business from cyber-attacks

Four simple ways to protect your business from cyber-attacks

You might think that cyber-attacks just happen in blockbuster movies, but as hackers and technology become more sophisticated, it’s a lot more common than you might think, leaving businesses more at risk to cyber threats than ever.

You might think that cyber-attacks just happen in blockbuster movies, but as hackers and technology become more sophisticated, it’s a lot more common than you might think, leaving businesses more at risk to cyber threats than ever.

No matter the size or nature of your business, you can be at risk of cyber-crime. By not having measures in place, you can leave your business wide open to the growing threat of cyber-crime.

But fear not! We’ve put together some top tips on how you can protect your business and fend off the threats. Matrix style coats are still optional!

Update passwords

An old one, but still one of the best! Regularly changing passwords is a simple and effective way to protect you from cyber-attacks. Use a mix of upper and lower case letters and incorporate characters and numbers. Password1 just won’t cut it anymore!

Emails

If you have doubts about the authenticity of an email, delete it. Phishing emails are becoming more convincing and harder to spot – if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is – no matter how badly you wanted that worldwide cruise that an email is telling you that you’ve won.

Regularly training your staff to spot suspicious emails can help combat phishing scams.

Know the risks

Trust us, if you saw some of the fines that businesses have been hit with when GDPR has been breached, you wouldn’t take any chances!

Businesses have 72 hours to report breaches of personal data or face huge fines. Knowing the risks can help you protect your business.

Get insured

If your business does fall victim to a cyber-attack or breach, having insurance can help you minimise the damage and protect it from fines.

Towergate can offer dedicated cyber security from the latest digital threats whilst offering support such as data recovery and cyber business interruption in the event of an attack.

To speak to Towergate’s experts today, call 0344 346 0886

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Posted by on Monday, the 14. January at 9.32

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