One of the major concerns that all organisations across the world face is a cybersecurity breach. Cybersecurity breaches are becoming more and more frequent, with cybercriminals capitalising on the emergency situation we are in. Phishing emails are on the rise, more people are being tricked into clicking on malicious links and giving up their private information – and unfortunately, small businesses are often the main target.
Small to medium-sized businesses are often more vulnerable than well-established corporations. Larger firms often have the technical resources and budget required to adequately defend themselves from an attack. They tend to have a clearly structured security plan in place; a detailed response plan to cyber-attacks, skilled professionals who are well practised in tackling cybersecurity threats and the funds to compensate their stakeholders and customers if such an attack occurs.
43% of all online security attacks are cybersecurity breaches within small businesses. This is because these small businesses are often working without the correct security measures in place, leaving them vulnerable. We know that small businesses don’t have the same resources to invest in cybersecurity, compared to larger organisations. However, here at Ruptura, we truly believe that small companies need just as much, if not more protection.
Remote working has increased the cybersecurity threat to all businesses. Unfortunately, the worst hit in this global crisis is small businesses. We at Ruptura specialise in supporting SMBs and small businesses with their cybersecurity. Here are some of our top tips to help keep your business safe, especially during this difficult time.
Ruptura InfoSecurity’s top tips
- Establish strong security guidelines for remote workers to ensure secure methods of authentication and authorisation.
- Implement high-security standards for networks and devices used during remote work.
- Use secure tools, such as two-factor authentication and VPN’s, to securely transfer and protect data. Make sure employees are aware of how to use these tools securely.
- Communicate. Keep the lines of communication open with your employees, make sure that they are aware of your remote working security protocols.
Consider investing in cybersecurity, it is a worthwhile investment for small businesses and it isn’t as expensive as you may think. Ruptura Infosecurity has a range of cybersecurity packages targeted specifically for Small Businesses. Get in touch today to see how we can help you secure your small business.