Security Mistakes Small Business Owners Are Often Guilty Of

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There is no denying that security is a massive area of concern for businesses today. If this is not something that your business is taking seriously, you need to do so before it is too late. The last thing you want is for your company to fall victim to a data breach because you have not taken the threat seriously. With that in mind, we are going to take a look at some of the common security mistakes that people make in small business so you can make sure that you don’t make these errors. Should you currently be making them, do not panic. Simply take note and make the changes. 

Not having a multi-layered approach to security

There is only one place to begin, and this is with relying on just one method of security. This is something that you should never do. If there was one answer to security problems, we would all be doing it. Security requires lots of different tools and techniques to keep your data secured. This includes everything from using a VPN, which the TroyPoint guide helps with, as well as using two-factor authentication, and restricting access. A more deep measure is of course protecting your software through analyzing it from design to code to cloud via application risk management platform like Apiiro.

There is definitely not one singular answer as far as security is concerned.

Believing that you do not have data that cyber criminals would be interested in

This is another area where we see a lot of small business owners go wrong. They have the “it won’t happen to me” approach. They believe that their business is too small for people to be interested in. However, even if you have made one sale, you hold data that people are interested in for financial gain, and so you need to ensure you do everything in your power to protect this data. You owe it to your customers!

Assuming that your employees know the best way to act in terms of security

The final mistake that a lot of small business owners are guilty of is failing to train their employees in cyber security. You may know how to create strong passwords, but can you be sure that your workforce does? You need to make sure that your employees are aware of the reasons why cyber security is so important and the consequences that could happen if a data breach was to happen. You then need to ensure that you commit to teaching your employees about the best practices in regard to security. After all, the majority of data breaches that happen today do actually occur because of insider mistakes. 

Hopefully, this has helped you to get a better understanding of some of the common mistakes that business owners make when it comes to protecting their small company. If you have noticed any of the errors that have been mentioned above, do not start panicking. It is not too late for you to make the changes that are required so that you can make sure that your business is protected.

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