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Whether you’re an employee, manager, or CEO, cybersecurity has never been more important in business, which is why we’ve compiled a list of ways to protect your company’s sensitive data. Consider implementing or speaking to your leadership team about implementing these strategies to keep the company safe, even while some employees work from home.

Implement a Password Manager

It may be convenient to use the same password for everything, but when it comes to company accounts, you could be putting their sensitive data at risk. Did you know about 90% of user-generated passwords are vulnerable to hackers? A password manager is an automated tool that generates complex and nearly impossible to crack passwords that are stored on computers for authorized users.

Consider Security Awareness Training

Security training may seem like a daunting task, but it can be as integral to your company’s security as coffee is to a breakroom. In fact, employee error alone is responsible for 60% of data breaches, which is why all employees should be trained in security awareness.

Security awareness training can be an easy and inexpensive way to educate employees on cyber security threats and how to recognize and avoid them. This will allow employees to feel confident using company technology while simultaneously creating a culture of cyber security awareness.

Set Up Automatic Updates

Making sure that your business website has up-to-date plug-ins, themes, and platform installations is helpful when it comes to cybersecurity, but it can be a time consuming process. By setting up automatic updates you remove the hassle and gain peace of mind.

While cybersecurity can seem daunting, it only requires a few simple steps to help keep your business safe and secure. Remember, no matter the size of the business, it’s critical to protect any and all sensitive data. By incorporating these practices into your business, you will not only be better prepared for any potential threats, but will be creating a company culture aware of the importance of cybersecurity.

 

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