How Can Your Business Avoid Cybercrime?
By Snellings Walters
Did you know that there are an average of 2,244 cyberattacks per day? This means there are one every 39 seconds. (University of Maryland Study)
What is even more alarming, is that 60% of businesses with fewer than 500 employees go out of business within six months of a cyberattack. (IBM)
Cybercrime is a huge problem that small businesses face, and with the right knowledge, it is preventable. Here are a few ways to avoid cyber threats:
1. Keep Software Updated
Make sure your computer is always up to date with software updates to prevent cybercrime and threats. If you forget or put behind your software updates, you are more at risk for cybercrime.
2. Implement Employee Training
Technology can be difficult to navigate, and implementing employee training about cybercrime can make a huge difference. The more knowledge your employees have about cybercrime, the better protected you will be.
3. Enforce Secure Password Policies
Passwords should be constantly updated and never recycled. Having a simple password is the number one way to get hacked. Make sure your passwords are always up to date and are complex.
These three tips are fairly easy to implement and can make a big difference in preventing a potential cybersecurity threat. If you want to read more about cybercrime and how to avoid it, click here.