How Your Business Can Stay Safer Online In 2021
Millions of people are using the internet every day, and since the pandemic hit, the number of users has grown exponentially. Thanks to this growth, thieves and hackers now have more targets and there’s a very real chance that your business is at a higher risk of attack than ever before. Staying safe online is pretty easy if you know what you’re doing, and if you’re worried about the safety of your business now that internet users are at an all time high, take a look at these tips on how your business can stay safer online in 2021.
Educate your staff
It is your responsibility to ensure your team members know how to stay safe online, especially if they are logging into business systems that could give thieves and hackers access to your company. Even simple internet use such as logging into their emails needs to be addressed, so take the time to either educate your staff on internet safety, or sign you and your team up for a business internet safety course to ensure you’re lowering the risk of attack.
Safer money wiring
If your business regularly makes and takes payment from overseas, then you might want to look at other ways you can do this as an extra layer of security. You could consider buying Ethereum with Swyftx, which will allow you to transfer funds between all currencies safely and securely. Using a method of cryptocurrency can be beneficial because advanced coding is involved in storing and transmitting cryptocurrency data. To find out more about Ethereum and Swyftx, take a look at the link above.
Back up, back up, and then back up again
Unfortunately, you can never predict when thieves and hackers may target your business, or whether you’re at high risk of being attacked. However, by backing up the data on your website regularly, you can minimize the downtime a cyber attack may create. Take the time to back up your assets on a regular basis so that if the worst does happen, you can resolve the problem efficiently with minimal losses.
Update your systems regularly
You and your staff might know how to use the internet safely through good practices such as only using websites with the padlock in the address bar, and remembering to log out of business accounts after using them. However, something as simple as a program or piece of software that hasn’t been updated can be the ‘in’ that thieves and hackers need. So don’t ignore that update notification on your Mac or PC, and make sure to regularly check for software updates on programs and apps that you use to avoid giving thieves a chance to access everything you’ve worked for.
If your business has made it through the pandemic this far, then you’ll want to do everything you can to keep it that way! Apply these safety tips to your business for that extra level of security and, most importantly, that peace of mind you need after a difficult year.
JR Dominguez is the technology, finance and music editor for MiLLENNiAL. When he's not writing, you can find him day-trading stocks, playing video games, or composing commercial scores.