Charli Côté-Gauthier | Desjardins Group
In recent months, the media has reported several cases of cyberattacks on companies around the world. Security is a concern for small and big businesses alike. We can't just stick our heads in the sand, thinking that these things only happen to others.
Cybercriminals take advantage of the fact that 96% of SMEs with 10 or more employees use the Internet. New technology, when not used properly, can expose your business to data theft, fraud (phishing, ransomware, IT support scams) and computer piracy.
Most risky corporate behaviours
- Unsafe web browsing by employees
- Data lost from mobile devices
- Unsafe use of Wi-Fi network
- Lack of prevention
5 easy ways to make your company more secure
Digital security relies mostly on taking simple actions and adopting best practices:
1. Define and understand security challenges
2. Educate officers, directors, employees and business partners
3. Identify any objectives and needs related to your IT system security
4. Update your software and applications regularly
5. Adopt practices to keep your business safe:
- Be able to recognize phishing emails
- Create and use strong passwords
- Secure your Wi-Fi network and computer equipment
- Secure your personal and professional data
For help with these steps, check out our Cybersecurity Kit that includes practical guides, training information and personalized tips so you can better manage your security risks and fight cyber threats.
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