What would happen if a hacker attacks on your business? Would theyeasily get access to your company's sensitive information? Would you be able toprotect your data?

Believe it or not, cyber security is becoming a more seriousconcern for small business rather than a business. As per the Ponemon 2017Cyber security Report, more SMBs are becoming the targets of cybercriminals.

Also, big companies with substantial budgets can afford to hireprofessionals who will protect their data. What about small businesses,solopreneurs or freelancers?

By following these tips below and beefing up your business'sInternet security, hackers will have not a choice but to mind their own business.

Change Password

The password setting is set according to each unique user.Besides, password strength is ensured by using numbers, case-sensitivecharacters and random symbols. But It is not enough.

Usernames and passwords are the gateways for hackers to enter yourbusiness's operating system; here you need to keep Internet thieves away byfrequently changing both your own username and password and employees' logininfo on regular basis. It may be time taking but it is important.

Take Care of Security While Buying Software

As we are shifting to software as a service, cloud and otheroperating models, the importance of incorporating security from the beginningbecomes vital. It means product and development teams need to engage in thesecurity department from the initial phase of the decision and implementationprocess.

By getting involved early, key security decisions over access,logging, and monitoring can be addressed upfront and potentially avoid becomingan obstacle for implementation later in the cycle. Companies should integratedual-factor authentication for all new systems and without it, the system mustnot be integrated.

Get Cyber Security Insurance

Sure, we all hope that security breaches will not happen. But itis not sure. You should be prepared for the worst situation. Take CyberInsurance; this kind of insurance is designed to protect your business fromdifferent cyber security threats. In case, there is a security breach, and yourorganization is held liable, you may end up having to pay out tons of money ina lawsuit.

When you have cyber liability insurance, you don't have to takethe stress. Take the right type of insurance to cover your legal cost.

Take Advantage from Virtual Data Rooms

VDR or Virtual Data Rooms are used to secure the company'simportant information. It is an online repository where your company can storedata. They are mainly related to financial transactions. It is not easilypossible for hackers to get to the information stored in a VDR.

Educate Your Employees

Social engineering is a huge threat to the small business site anddata security, whether we are talking about targeted Trojans or spear-phishingaimed at the specific team.

 You can easily combat themby educating your employees. Make sure that your staffs are not opening thedoor to the wrong people and letting them walk off with your valuable data bymaking sure they are aware of the value that data holds and the ways in whichsecurity can be compromised.

Don't Forget Small Stuffs

The simplest bit of anti-hacking advice for small businesses is tosecure your network. First, ensure you have antivirus software installed andkeep it update, apply OS and application updates with religious fervour, andcontrol who can get at what data.

All staff members won't need full access to everything, sounderstand that and reduce the number of people who have access to your data;with it you reduce the opportunity for the wrong hand to use them as a mediumto steal it.

Whether youare a small business or a big business, take your cyber security seriously andfollow these simple tips.

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