Most businesses are at least partially online these days, and because of that, it is important to make sure your business is safe in the online world. With hackers and viruses always out there, as a business it is not only important to protect yourself but also your customers and clients.
There is more to online protection than just virus protection, although you do need that as well. Here are some tips to being safer online and protecting your business in all of its aspects.
Are You Using Encryption Software?
If you spend a good deal of time sending emails for your business, and especially if they contain personal or professional information about your company or your clients, you should be sending encrypted emails only. This helps ensure that only the intended reader has access to them and hackers are less likely to be able to open them up.
Many email suppliers have ways to encrypt your emails through their mail settings. Otherwise, you can work with a company that helps with encryption and keeping all of your emails safe and private.
What Kind Of Virus Protection Do You Have?
If you are simply using the free version of a virus protection software then you may not be getting all of the protection you need in order to keep viruses off your computers and from ruining your work. Take some time to investigate what is offered by both versions and find out which will give you the most protection. And don’t forget to do updates when they are needed, for maximum protection.
Are You Protected Against Malware And Adware?
Hackers can also get to you through Malware, which needs a completely different download for protection than viruses. Malware and Adware can bombard your computer with pop up ads, make it so you no longer have access to certain web pages or to the internet in general, and can even shut down low-grade virus protection.
Do You Have A Secured Server For Shoppers?
If you are selling anything on your website, from products to services, make sure you have a secure server. This is the only way to help ensure purchasers are able to safely use their credit cards and bank accounts without getting their information stolen.
When Was The Last Time You Changed Your Passwords?
While some websites and some businesses require a password change every three months or some, some people believe this is an outdated practice. However, there are reasons to change passwords, especially if you’ve noticed you’ve been hacked or you have especially important information to protect.
You should also be picking diverse passwords that make them hard to figure out. Include letters, numbers, some caps, and even punctuation when allowed.