A small business guide to security
If you’re a small company, getting to grips with cybersecurity can feel like an uphill struggle. There are so many buzzwords floating about that it can be hard to know where to start, and what you should be prioritising. What works for a large tech company isn’t necessarily going to be the right solution for your small business, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t seek to understand what solutions you should be thinking about.
Our small business guide to cybersecurity takes you through ten of the most important principles in cyber security – with simple guidance on how you can implement important protective measures like encryption and anti-malware programs to help keep your information, intellectual property and financial transactions safe and secure from cyber criminals.
The guide runs through some of the most often-used terms you’re likely to hear in a cyber-security context, including explaining the difference between hardware and software when it comes to firewalls. It also covers how antivirus software can help protect your systems, and how providers like ESET can provide multi-platform protection. It also explains the importance of cloud-based antivirus software for protecting your files in cloud-based storage.
As well as outlining the important aspects to include in your organisation’s IT and security policies, you’ll also learn about how different technologies can protect your employees from spam or phishing emails. The guide covers 2-factor authentication and details why Sender Protection Frameworks (SPF) are so important.
The guide touches on the different types of physical protection measures that you can quickly and easily deploy in the workplace, whether that’s screen guards in an office environment or integrated security camera systems in retail or hospitality venues.
Finally, the guide considers how training – an often overlooked part of any organisation’s cybersecurity policy – is in fact absolutely essential. Even with the best protection software in place, human vulnerabilities can easily be exploited by hackers or criminals targeting information held on your computer systems. That’s why you should make sure your employees or colleagues are up to speed with cybersecurity principles.