National Cyber Security Awareness Month: Keeping Your Data Safe

National Cyber Security Awareness Month: Keeping Your Data Safe

Protect your company’s sensitive data this October.

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month and, as the name suggests, this month is dedicated to educating businesses owners about the dangers of cyber attacks and data breaches. Want to protect your business against cyber criminals? Here are the cyber security measures that you should employ at your company.

Secure and Update Anti-Virus Software

If you haven’t already, you need to install anti-virus software on all of your company’s devices. This type of software will protect against viruses, malware, and spyware. Additionally, it will alert you to phishing schemes and other potential cyber security risks. If you already have this software installed, it’s important that you update it frequently. Cyber risks are constantly evolving, and developers continually update their software to protect against these threats. So, by updating your software, you can ensure that you have the most current and comprehensive protections available.

Institute Strict Log-In and Data Handling Procedures

Another way to safeguard your company’s important information is by limiting the number of employees that can access this sensitive data. These select employees should receive training that teaches them the best practices for accessing this data. For instance, your training should explain how frequently they should update their log-in credentials and change their passwords. Finally, these employees should know how to input, delete, and distribute sensitive data in a manner that limits security risks.

These are some of the things that you can do to protect your company’s private information this National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Want another way to keep your company safe? If so, make sure you have the proper business insurance protections in place. For assistance with your commercial coverage needs, contact the experts at East End Insurance Agency today.

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