Many small to mid-sized businesses believe they will not be a target for a cybercriminal until it is too late. Anyone who makes this assumption is in danger of leaving their business open to attack. It’s vital to take the necessary steps to safeguard your business. Read the six most effective ways to combat cybercrime.

Develop an Internal Policy

What’s the biggest risk to your company’s cyber security? Your employees. It’s believed staff are responsible for 60% of all attacks. Most hackers can gain access to a company’s network when an employee unwittingly clicks on a harmful link or creates a weak password. The best way to prevent an attack from bringing down your business is by developing an internal policy that all employees are obliged to follow each day.

Install Antivirus Programs

Every computer is vulnerable to attack, which is why it’s essential to protect the system as much as possible. For this reason, you should install a reliable antivirus program to safeguard your computer against an external attack. We recommend installing the latest antivirus software and performing regular updates to protect your device against viruses and malware.

SD WAN

Masergy is a leading provider of SD Wan solutions. It is an integrated solution that allows companies to use both new and existing connections, which can securely provide data across the internet using the software-defined platform. As a result, companies can benefit from the highest degree or performance, as well as optimum network agility. A business can, therefore, gain real-time visibility and control of their entire network, while centrally managing all routers, switches and firewalls.

Cloud Services

Moving to the cloud allows business to save both time and money, as they can easily control their data storage while handling their application updates. As a result, it is often a safe and secure method for smaller businesses who want to track and store their data.

Restrict Access to Sensitive Data

It’s never a good idea to allow all employees access to your company’s sensitive data. That’s why it’s essential to restrict access to important business information, so not every Tom, Dick or Harry can gain access to your company’s most important materials.

Reduce the chances of an internal and external data breach by implementing security protocols on data. Ensure only authorized personnel can gain access to sensitive files, as bitter employees may aim to use the information against you, or you may expose the information to a potential hacker. The more restrictions you have in place, the safer your data will be.

Backup Your Files

Do you have a backup plan in place? If you don’t, you may pay the price if you are subject to a ransomware attack. Every business has a legal and moral responsibility to protect its data, as it can often include sensitive information, such as customers’ and employees’ personal and financial details. If your business becomes a cybercriminal’s next victim, the data may be stolen or corrupted. However, if you have a backup plan, you can simply perform a system restore and restore all your company data so that you can continue with your company operations.