28% of small businesses in the US became victims of a data breach last year.
That figure will be bigger this year thanks to the pandemic and increase in remote working.
A huge 52% of the data that’s compromised in small businesses is login information. This can then be used to access other accounts and steal even more data.
Take a moment to think about the type of data that could be stolen if your business suffered a breach today.
Horrifying, isn’t it?
The good news is there are several things you can do to make sure your data stays as safe as it can be.
The first is to continually monitor for vulnerabilities. And though that sounds like a job in itself, if you’re working with a reliable IT support partner, they should be doing this as standard.
Next, you should secure your systems. Use:
- A password manager to generate random passwords and remember them for you
- Multi-factor authentication where you generate a code on another device to login
- Firewalls and network monitoring to limit access to your sensitive data to those who need it
It’s also a good idea to keep all your employees – from the top to the bottom – up to date on security awareness with regular training.
We know it sounds like a lot of work to keep your data safe, but it’s worth it.
This is what we do every day, and we’re really good at it. If you think we can help keep your data safe and secure, let’s talk. Give us a call at 317-497-5500.