Data on computer screenCyber-attacks on businesses are becoming an everyday thing. Hackers are even attacking entities that have top-notch security. 

Business insurance, like cyber breach insurance can ensure you can recover following a breach. But, it’s also important to minimize your chances of a breach. You can do so by following some of these strategies.

Update Your Security Protocol

Technology is changing every day. As a business owner, you can’t rely on the same security measures from year to year. Hackers are too efficient for you to bet on the security of an outdated system. 

You should invest in a new system as recommended by a professional and keep it updated. If time and money is a problem, then consider outsourcing your security to a security firm.

Educate Your Employees on Security Protocols

Knowledge is power. The more your employees know about ways to limit cyber breaches, the more they can do to prevent them. Take the time to train your employees about phishing, spam, spyware, and other breaches.

Use a Two-Factor Authentication Process

You should use a two-factor authentication process to prevent hackers from accessing your system. A two-factor authentication process requires employees to prove who they are by two different security measures. For instance, they may have to log into two different systems before having access to your system.

Audit Your System

After you’ve made changes, you should hire a professional to audit your system. A security audit includes looking for holes in your security procedures and systems. It may also include hacking simulations. These simulations will help you uncover deficiencies in your security response and your systems.

Hackers are constantly on the prowl looking for businesses that can’t defend themselves. To reduce your chances of being a victim, use the strategies above to protect your business. 

Additionally, give us a call today at Stuart: 772.287.3366 to get a quote on Florida cyber liability insurance. With the right coverage, our data breach insurance will help you recover financially. That way you don’t have to use your business profits to cover the cost of the fallout.

 

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