In 2022, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) reported, “Every organization in the United States is at risk from cyber threats that can disrupt essential services and potentially result in impacts to public safety.” Cybercriminals take advantage of lapses in human judgment, such as forgetting to install software updates and antivirus programs, to infiltrate proprietary systems.
At BetterWorld Technology, we believe that cybersecurity must involve everyone, from high-ranking CEOs to fresh employees, to ensure that private databases are kept safe from virtual hijackers. In this article, our list of business cybersecurity tips aims to minimize the risk of cyberattacks in all corners of the globe, from San Francisco to Toronto.
Use Only Organization-Approved Software
Make sure to maximize using company-provided video collaboration tools to schedule meetings. Companies in Raleigh and elsewhere should limit the use of unapproved free software that may make systems vulnerable. BetterWorld Technology also suggests securing your meetings and taking precautions to ensure that only specific individuals have access to your virtual conferences.
Protect Your Digital Information
Tailor your cybersecurity precautions appropriately in proportion to the sensitivity of your data. For example, only share information necessary to accomplish the goals of your meeting. Business owners must also ensure that their office networks are secured by turning on encryption and firewalls. BetterWorld Technology encourages tracking employee personally identifiable information (PII) stored in tax forms and payroll accounts. Avoid sharing PII with unknown parties or over insecure connections.
Stay Digitally Keen and Up-to-Date
Lastly, ensure that your software has been upgraded to the latest version available as per your organization’s guidelines. Coordinate with your IT team regarding automatic updates and set your antivirus programs to run system scans regularly.
BetterWorld Technology also recommends following your company’s social media and cybersecurity policies. Employees should avoid official business transactions on social networks and be wary of unknown links and suspicious messages.