A data breach can be devastating for your business, causing data loss, bringing work to a screeching halt, and even resulting in compromised customer data. Online security is important to avoiding data breaches that can cause issues for your customers as well as your business. Luckily, there are steps you can take to upgrade your online security and keep valuable data protected. In fact, there are lots of simple ways to avoid hackers, ransomware, and other malware from affecting your business. Here are 3 major ways you can upgrade your online security today.
- Use a VPN
A virtual private network, or VPN, is a great way to secure your Internet connection. By running your Internet traffic through a server, a VPN encrypts your online activity and makes it more difficult for hackers to access or steal your files and data. Your online activity is especially vulnerable on public Wi-Fi networks, but a VPN allows you to communicate and browse securely. A VPN will even hide your IP address, meaning that anyone attempting to track your online activity (including advertisers) will instead see the VPN company’s address. This will allow you to surf incognito and keep your business secure–even on a wireless network.
- Backup Your Data
It’s crucial to your online security to consistently backup important data to an external hard drive or cloud network (or both). This way, even in the case of an emergency, hardware failure, or sudden encounter with malware, your data will be secured in another location. If you haven’t backed up your important documents and files, you could easily lose all that data permanently. In addition to regular data backups, you’ll want to keep your software up to date to prevent issues with your hardware that can result in data loss.
- Train Employees in Online Security
Lastly, be sure that your employees are familiar with the security tools available to you. Often, security breaches are the result of simple human error. By training your employees in how to handle potential online security threats, you can greatly reduce the chance of error that can result in data loss and damages to your business or customer security. Plus, when employees understand how your security tools should be working, they can better understand when things are not working properly and report the problem to tech support in a timely manner.
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