Nobody wants to be the victim of a cyberattack. You may think that most large companies are the ones who would be more likely to face a threat from hackers. However, small firms also need to be cautious since some may lack the security infrastructure of large corporations and may be more vulnerable.

During the pandemic, there has been an influx in cyberattacks targeting small businesses. Knowing that there are small steps you can take to protect yourself from breaches, phishing scams, and ransomware can help put your mind at ease and help you protect your business.

1. Back up Everything

Companies are getting locked out of their information because they’re not properly backing it up. It’s imperative to have copies of everything that you cannot live without. There has been a convergence of ransomware attacks, in which hackers use malware that will prevent companies from accessing their system unless they pay a significant random. Back. Everything. Up.

2. Do Not Underestimate the Value of your Company to a Hacker

Far too often, smaller companies do not believe they are a threat to hackers and fail to protect themselves with a full-scale solution. Not only have cyberattacks become more common, but they’ve grown to be more sophisticated. Often, hackers steal a smaller company’s identity to gain access to another company.

3. Invest in a New Tool

Have you heard of a vulnerability scanner? If not, it’s an automated software that scans your web servers, applications and your networks. This scanner will give you an idea of your weaknesses, so you know what security holes are in your business. Having a real understanding of what your business looks like to a hacker is one of the most important things you can be aware of.

4. Simulation

Small businesses should put their cybersecurity to the test. Run a simulation of an actual attack to understand what to do, who’s prepared, and the chain of command. You’d be surprised by the number of people who don’t change their passwords every 30 days or how phishing scams fool many workers. A cyber breach happens when people don’t know what to do. Running a simulated attack will help you realize your weaknesses and what you can do to improve.

5. Invest More

You may not have the money or resources to spend on cybersecurity, but here’s the real question, how much do you stand to lose if your data is stolen? A single cyberattack can cost millions of dollars and jeopardize your entire company. A small investment with Techneaux will make sure your data is secure.

Cybersecurity is not a joke. There’s a saying, it’s not a matter of whether you’ll be hacked, but WHEN you’ll be hacked. Give Techneaux a call and we will develop a cybersecurity infrastructure that will have you resting easy, not in fear.