6 Cybersecurity Tips To Help Keep Your Business Data Protected At All Times

August 17th, 2020

Running a business in Chico, CA is not just about growing it—it's also about protecting it. One of the biggest concerns of companies today is cybersecurity. There have been a lot of organizations that were derailed due to the lack of cybersecurity. As a business owner, it is your duty to ensure that there are appropriate cybersecurity practices in your workplace and that your staff knows about them. 

  1. Always Ensure Data Protection

Cybercriminals can create fake websites and accounts that may seem legitimate. In your company, it’s vital that you create and implement policies that cover data security and protection. You may also hire a security company to help you train your employees and, at the same time, install security programs on the devices in your CA office for maximum cybersecurity. 

  1. Beware Of Phishing

Phishing usually comes in the form of pop-ups, links, and emails. Most phishers who target companies prey on employees with hopes that they will open pop-ups or other malicious links. Make sure to be cautious of links and attachments in emails, especially when they’re from unknown senders. With just one click, the hackers could infiltrate your company’s network. 

Make sure never to enter personal or company information when replying to an email, pop-ups, or any other forms of communication you didn’t initiate. You can help your staff prevent phishing attacks by using email authentication technology that can block suspicious emails. 

  1. Invest In Security Systems

Security systems, such as those for antivirus and malware detection purposes, as well as external hard drives are essential to your company’s cybersecurity. See to it that you invest in them to ensure that your data is protected at all times.

  1. Use Strong Passwords And Authentication

Strong and complex passwords can deter cyberthieves from getting information about your Chico company. A strong password has at least ten characters with numbers, symbols, and uppercase and lowercase letters. It’s a good idea to change passwords on a regular basis and have a reliable password manager installed on your employees’ computers so they don’t have to remember every password. 

An excellent way to ensure good cybersecurity is to have multi-factor authentication. Consider it an extra layer of protection as it will ask a person to take at least one extra step to access data or information. Typically, it will send a code to the registered mobile number you will use to be able to log in to the system. 

  1. Make Sure Your Wi-Fi Is Secure

Wi-Fi networks must be secure, encrypted, and hidden. If you have staff members who work remotely, you can protect data by using a virtual private network (VPN). 

  1. Have Firewall Protection

Install a firewall for the company network to protect data against cyberattacks. Firewalls stop unauthorized users from gaining access to your websites, mail services, and other sources of information. 


These are some of the best cybersecurity tips that will help you ensure that your data remains intact at all times. So what are you waiting for? Go and try them today!

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