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Cybercrime is a reality for anyone who interacts with the digital world. Every day, hackers improve their techniques and search for new ways to penetrate systems. Individuals and businesses alike must be vigilant in their cybersecurity practices to avoid becoming victims of cyberattacks. Take a look at a few the ways you can protect your personal information and your company data below:
Real-time notifications are one of the best ways to monitor your important accounts and data. Most companies and institutions will offer text or email updates when you make a transaction or change your account. This will alert you immediately to any fraudulent activity.
One of the easiest ways to make yourself vulnerable to cyberattack is utilizing a weak password. It’s important to pick a difficult password that employs both capital letters and numbers. You should also change your passwords frequently and try to use different passwords for every login.
It is also a good idea to always check your bank statement. Review the purchases and withdrawals to make sure that they match your records. Alert your bank immediately if you notice any discrepancies.
The first thing business owners should consider is moving important data to a cloud-based server. These centralized data servers are excellent for consolidating data and keeping it safe.
Insider threat is something else to consider. Make sure your business teaches employees good cybersecurity practices to prevent unnecessary vulnerabilities. Holding regular training sessions can help improve the cybersecurity collective in your business.
It is also smart for businesses to employ a cybersecurity expert. These highly trained experts can help keep your company safe from cyberthreats and update your systems with the latest cybersecurity software.
Read more about how you can protect yourself and your business from the ever-increasing risk of cyberattack in the infographic below.