You’ve invested a significant amount of time, effort, and money into your online business and you want to ensure it is protected from malware, hackers, and or anything else that could jeopardize it. While there are plenty of programs on the market that were designed to do just this, there are some additional things you can do to keep the system in which you operate your business out of protected. Below we have highlighted a few things the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recommendations that you do.
- Ensure your employees are familiar with your cybersecurity policies and understand them.
The FCC suggests that you establish basic security practices and policies for your employees and ensure they are using strong passwords. Not only should you have policies that outline the practices you wish to be followed but also the consequences that follow if cybersecurity policies are broken.
Important: If you are still in the process of forming your business and need help drafting policies/ contracts you want employees to follow, the Orlando, FL business law attorneys at Legal Counsel P.A. can help you with this and much more.
- Protect your information, computers, and networks from cyber-attacks.
With nearly everything shifting to an online platform, now has never been a better time to ensure your network and the devices associated with your business are protected. The FCC says that having “the latest security software, web browser, and operating system are the best defense against viruses, malware, and other online threats.”
- Provide firewall security for your internet connection.
The FCC defines a firewall as “a set of related programs that prevent outsiders from accessing data on a private network.” One recommendation the FCC offers is to check your operating system’s firewall and ensure it is enabled.
- Create backup copies of important business data/information.
You can do this by regularly backing up your data on all your computers. The FCC says critical data such as “word processing documents, electronic spreadsheets, databases, financial files, human resource files, and accounts receivable/payable files should always be backed up regularly.
- Limit employee access to data and information and limit who has the authority to install software.
Employees should only have access to data and information that pertains to their role. Allowing employees to have more access than what is necessary could put your personal information at risk of being compromised.
Now, if your business has been threatened or disrupted by another party (i.e. an employee, another company, a hacker, etc.) seeking to steal your information, contact Legal Counsel P.A. to learn more about your legal rights. There may be steps you can take to hold that party liable for conducting themselves in an illegal manner and putting your business at risk.
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