How To Keep Your Business Safe Online

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Starting a business online is easier than ever today and whilst technology goes a long way to making our lives and running a business much easier with every passing day, it’s also important to remember that there are still many risks online.

Of course technology companies are rather proactive in making their softwares and apps as secure as possible, but the downside is that because technology is adapting, evolving and becoming more sophisticated, so is the technology developed by people like hackers and cyber criminals who want to cause havoc to businesses and individuals online.

Therefore, it’s crucial that you take the necessary steps to protect your business online.

In this post we’re going to share with you some useful tips on exactly how to do that.

Secure your systems:

You don’t have to be technically minded to have a secure business, and it’s something that can be done for you. Simply installing a good malware and indentity verification service on you and your employees computers and making sure you’re using a protected Wi-Fi network are good first steps to take when it comes to keeping your business safe online.

You can reach out to security companues or have a look online for advice when it comes to what measures you need to take in order to protect yourself, or you can simply shop around and pick up the software you need that you can easily install on your own.

It’s also a good idea to run regular checks on your machines for viruses and malware so that if any issues are present then you can take the steps to deal with them before they start to cause bigger problems.

Get clear on your policies:

You may think as an online business that you don’t need things like privacy policies or imprints, but the opposite is true, and although it’s perhaps not in the budget to go around hiring legal teams who can write this stuff for you, it’s crucial to have something in place to protect you.

There are people who take pleasure in scouring the internet looking for small and online business owners to destroy because they didn’t know they needed a privacy policy just yet, and these are the last people you want to give any satisfaction to.

The good news is, these things aren’t expensive and often don’t require a lawyer. In fact, you can have a search online and find lots of reputable companies who will allow you to generate your own privacy policy that keeps you right in a legal sense and will protect your business.

Use proper passwords:

As convenient and easy it may be to remember, 1234 is not a password anyone should be using. All passwords across your business should be different and they should be very difficult to guess – yes, they should be those annoying cryptic ones not even you can remember.

The solution for this is to use a program like lastpass so you can keep your passwords safe and not have any trouble logging in or have to remember a million cryptic numbers and characters.

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