Simple Cyber Security Mistakes You Could Be Making

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In a survey of 604 employees and managers in SMEs, Dashlane, a password-management service, found that only 38% had increased their use of password managers, 37% increased cybersecurity training, and just 36% had begun implementing new security policies in 2022.

Failing to keep track of passwords, understanding potential cyber threats, and how you can bestprotect sensitive information can put yourself and your business at risk of cyber attacks. 

Sadly, scammers and hackers do not discriminate and target any business regardless of their size – including SMEs who may not think they are at risk. 

Ransomware, phishing emails, and malware could infect your network if you don’t have a strong security system in place and adequate training to identify threats.

With access to your system, hackers or viruses can steal important files, and bring your business to a halt, which can take a toll on your finances and be an expensive problem to resolve.

To avoid falling victim to scammers and hackers, use secure password managers to store all your login details, and educate your staff on how to manage potential threats.

Keep all software up to date to prevent hackers from taking advantage of weaknesses and vulnerabilities.

However, if a virus or other malware puts down its roots in your system, anti-virus software can identify, quarantine, and remove the threat before it wreaks havoc. 

If you would like to find out how you can best protect your business from cyber threats and scammers, please contact our team at enquiries@nebrcentre.co.uk

The NEBRC is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to support and educate businesses in staying safe against cyber crime and fraud.