Tips On How To Improve The Cyber-Security Of Your Business

Tips On How To Improve The Cyber-Security Of Your Business

Small Business Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity has a become a major concern in recent years and 2017 shows no signs of letting up. While most stories that make headlines about cybersecurity breaches cover large corporations such as Target or Yahoo, it is important to also be aware of hacks into small businesses. If you’re a small business owner, cybersecurity protection and response can be expensive; however, there are some things that can be done that are relatively inexpensive yet still help protect your data/assets.

What You Can Do To Protect Your Small Business

You should initially identify what needs to be protected and establish a plan centered around the best way to secure that information, and then look into effective upgrades of your security mechanisms. For example, take a close look at your third party vendors and research the best option for your small business. Third-party vendors are often targeted by hackers because they handle so much valuable information.

Another cheap but effective step you can take is nurturing your workplace culture to be vigilant towards suspicious emails or phone calls. Workplace cybersecurity flaws are not always schemes from malevolent employees, nor are they always coming from foreign threats.  They often occur because of uninformed employees that are ignorant of current risks and scams.  No one should ever open an unknown attachment or click a link in an email without being sure of the source.  This area of risk is relatively cheap to address and it goes a long way in protecting your company’s sensitive data.

There is a lot of information and advice out there intended to help protect against cybersecurity threats, but before investing in security, take time to target where your company is most valuable, address your team, and move from there. It can save you money and lay good ground in protecting your business.

If you have any questions about your Virginia small business and cybersecurity, please let our experienced attorneys assist you today.

Call 888-691-9319 or fill out this short form to get started. 

Visit these links for related information

Our Virginia Attorneys Can Address Your Small Business Needs

Parks Zeigler, PLLC – Attorneys At Law

Parks Zeigler, PLLC – Attorneys At Law N/a
4768 Euclid Road,
Suite 103

Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462
Map & Directions
524 Albemarle Drive,
Suite 200

Chesapeake, Virginia 23322
Map & Directions
200 N. Water Street,
Suite 2A

Elizabeth City, NC 27909
Map & Directions