Small business? Not only enterprises and large corporations are at risk when it comes to cybersecurity. According to Verizon’ Data Breach Investigation Report 2019, 43% of cyberattacks involving data theft and phishing target the more vulnerable SMEs.

Do you have a strong strategy in place to protect your business against cyberattacks? If not, there has never been a better time to invest in cybersecurity with these good practices. Here we explore how to improve your digital security with the help of cybersecurity tools.

1. Protect Your Digital Assets 

The best way to safeguard your small business against cybercriminals is to be ready for any eventuality. Invest in the best cybersecurity software you can afford. These tools, including firewalls and antivirus, should cover protection for all your digital assets and infrastructure.

Investing in an integrated security management system (ISMS) ensures that your company can proactively manage any information risk, identify security hazards and loopholes in your digital infrastructure, and align your practices with accredited standards like ISO/IEC 27001.

Our Integrated Management System (MSX) merges all organizational systems and processes in to one common cohesive framework that drives business excellence and ensures continual improvement. MSX enables business leadership to view management performance across the business activities and assists leaders to make informed actionable decisions.

2. Update Your Security Software 

Keeping security applications up-to-date is critical for cybersecurity in the context of increasingly smarter malware and cyberattacks. Your software should regularly be updated and upgraded to cover the most recent threats.

Software updates are essential to fix bugs and address security vulnerabilities in any system. Have your software updates done automatically to the most recent version with enhanced security protection so that you won’t miss any security reminders! An efficient ISMS can perform automatic updates and up-to-date security compliance.

3. Backup Critical Business Data

No matter which cybersecurity systems you are using to keep your data safe, you should always create backup files for critical business data. Protect your databases, spreadsheets, or sensitive financial and accounting information. Cyberattacks can still happen!

Include regular data backups for all systems and devices in your cybersecurity practices as often as possible, or at least weekly. It is best to backup data automatically, and store copies both off-site and in the cloud. Invest in an ISMS that can automatically backup data with your required frequency, and keep the information encrypted and protected at all times.

Are you looking for an integrated security management system for your business? 

MSX Cyber, part of the XGRC product range, assists organisations in driving performance and compliance with its integrated information security management system built on AI and ML technologies and the ISO 27001 Information Security framework.

Contact XGRC Software – a Strategix Company at 087 802 0179 or email us at [email protected] for more information.