SMBs these days have become enough computers savvy. They should indeed be so. The coming up of mobile devices has led to delusion of events like supercharging or attacking them. While it is a welcome trend for SMB to use increased use of the Internet, it has led to attacks on such enterprises by cyber criminals. They take their own course to attack the SMBs. Such criminals pilfer SMBs’ critical data. Hence, it is significant for SMBs to protect their data without taking into account where the enterprise is located. They should impart training and education to their employees in this respect.
In view of repeated attacks on SMBs, it is instructive for them to abide by the following tips:
- Have a security solution for the entire enterprise on Mac and Windows. It is essential for keeping their computers clean and malware free.
- Install the latest version of security software and operating system and third-party applications updated with latest patches. This is essential because Trojan horse and other malwares are renewed every day which can be tackled only by the new software.
- Have in place for your company a security policy. Your employees should be aware of Internet safety, security and latest threats. They should be trained in respects of dealing email attachments, links from unknown sources and requests for usual software updates.
- Enforce rules regarding strong password. Having strong passwords helps you protect data on a laptop if a device is lost or hacked. Instruct employees to change their passwords on a regular basis, say once in three months.
- On desktops, laptops and removable media, implement encryption technologies. By this, you can protect confidential data from unauthorized access.
- Backup and recovery of complete information is important to keep business desktops, servers and applications running smoothly in case of disruption.