By 2021, it’s predicted that cybercrime will cost the world in excess of $6 trillion annually. You can’t afford to be lax when it comes to cybersecurity. Luckily we’ve put together a cybersecurity checklist for your business to help you stay safe!

Strong passwords

It’s essential that you have a password policy in place to protect your business. Your passwords should be strong i.e. a combination of letters (including upper and lowercase), numbers and symbols. The same password shouldn’t be used twice and they should be regularly changed.

Anti Spam software

Research shows that 91% of cybersecurity attacks begin with email phishing. You should install effective anti spam software to stop spam phishing emails reaching your inbox. MailCleaner eliminates up to 99% of spam and automatically sends it to a quarantine zone where it can’t cause any damage in the future.

Regular updates

We’re all guilty at times of holding off updating software, but this can leave your computer and your business at risk of attack. This is why you should always ensure you regularly update your software. MailCleaner anti spam software combines artificial intelligence algorithms and frequent updates to provide professional protection for your business. Frequent updates allow us to protect your organisation from the latest cybersecurity threat.

Automatic screen lock

It might seem simple but ensuring that every computer in your business automatically locks when it’s left unattended can prevent prying eyes from viewing sensitive information and stop security breaches.

Staff training

Reportedly only 22% of SMBs had security training of any kind in 2016. This needs to dramatically improve if we’re to fight cybercrime. You should provide regular training and cybersecurity education for your employees so they’re fully aware of all the latest threats, know exactly what to look out for and what the best practices are.

Cyber incident response plan

If the worst does happen and your organisation’s cybersecurity is compromised it’s important that you have plan in place. This is the best way to minimise the repercussions of an attack and the recovery time for your company.

Backup your data

You can drastically reduce the power any potential hackers might have over your, reduce your business’s downtime and your data loss by backing up your data. You should also encrypt any backup data so if any criminals did manage to gain access they wouldn’t be able to read it.

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