Is Your Business Protected Against a Cyber Attack?

Learn how you can safeguard your business against a cyber attack.

While the digital age has brought about numerous benefits and advantages, it has also introduced its own set of risks.  One of the most worrying threats of the digital age is the risk of cyber attack.  If you run a small business, then it’s scary to think that all your private information might be susceptible to a hack.  Luckily, there’s no need for your business to become an easy target.  Here are some of the strategies you can employ to safeguard your business against a cyber attack.

Establish IT Safety Protocols

One of the best ways to protect against a cyber attack is by establishing safety guidelines for your staff to follow.  For instance, you should have policies for sharing important information, changing passwords and login credentials, and working off personal devices.  Making sure that your staff understands and adheres to your IT safety protocols will make it much harder for a hacker to gain access to your digital information.

Update Your Technology

If your business operates using a consumer grade router, then it is vulnerable to a cyber attack.  While consumer grade routers provide adequate protection for the average individual or family, it does not have adequate safeguards to protect a commercial entity.  Should a hacker gain access to a consumer grade router, then they would have access to every piece of information that ran through the router.  The best way to protect against this risk is by upgrading to a commercial grade router.  While these are on the expensive side, they provide the security measures that your business needs to protect against a cyber attack.

Evaluate Your Security Procedures

Finally, it’s important that your company’s cyber security procedures are up-to-date.  A small gap in your cyber security might be all that a hacker needs to gain access to all your digital information.  That’s why it’s important to test the strength of your company’s security procedures and strategies.  Test for difference scenarios and flag any issues that you might notice.  Make sure to address these weaknesses right away to ensure that your business’s private information stays safe.

These are some of the strategies you should employ to safeguard your business against a cyber attack.  Want another way to safeguard your business?  Then make sure you have the proper small business insurance protections in place.  We at PMC Insurance Group are experts on small business insurance and can help you put the proper policies in place.  Contact us today to learn more about getting competitive coverage for your small business clients.

By PMC Insurance Group

Since 1996, PMC Insurance Group has worked to help independent agents grow their client base by offering workers' compensation solutions for a wide array of businesses. As one of the most distinguished workers' compensation wholesalers in the country, we have the tools and resources to help you create coverage programs for both small businesses and large accounts.