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Technology 2,832 views May 08, 2019
How You Can Protect Your Business from Cyber Attacks

Cyber criminals are always on the lookout for new ways to access businesses in order to steal data and money.  There are lots of ways you can protect your business and keep your assets safe from online crime.

 

The first way to prevent cyber attacks on your business is to invest in precautions such as anti-malware software.  These are programs which run on your computer system to pick up when users are accessing known “unsafe” sites.  These websites and pages can allow cyber criminals access to your computer networks.  The software works to alert users when they are likely to be at risk of criminal activity.  The cost of good quality anti-malware is not too high, so it is an easy way to add a layer of protection for your business.

 

The second suggestion is to securely back up your data regularly.  Think about all the times when you rely on business data, such as customer details, orders, payment details and more.  It would be a lot harder to run your business without them!  It is essential for all businesses to back up their data regularly.  By doing so, you are able to ensure your business will still run following the impact of a disaster such as a flood or fire, and your business is less likely to be blackmailed by a ransomware attack.

 

A final way to protect your business from cyber attacks is to invest in specialist cyber insurance.  Cyber insurance, also known as Cyber Liability Insurance, ensures you are financially covered to handle any situations where cybercriminals can access your systems and steal data or money from you.  There are business insurance companies who offer this type of insurance, so it is certainly worth reading up on the different options available to you.