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3 Best Cyber Security Practices For Your Startup

It’s easy to think that, because you run a small business, cybercriminals won’t even bother attacking your company. This kind of mindset is common with startup owners when it comes to their cybersecurity, but it’s also very wrong and out of conduct with today’s cybersecurity practices.

A study conducted by the U.S. Congressional Small Business Committee shows that 71% of cyber-attacks take place with businesses that have less than 100 employees. While risks continue to increase, more solutions are also made available. The key is to stay up-to-date to protect your business from any cyber threat.

Here are three practices to protect your startup’s cybersecurity.

Creating and Updating Strong Passwords. Never belittle the importance of a strong and unique password. Cybercriminals use a common tactic of spamming countless usernames and password combinations. Protect your business by creating a strong password as well as updating them on a regular basis.

Enable Two-Factor Authentication. This requires more than a username and a password. When you enable this, you will be required to fill in additional information, such as entering a pin or submitting a fingerprint.

Conduct Regular Assessments. Conducting cyber security assessments on a regular basis is vital in maintaining a strong system. This way, you will have a better understanding of the potential threats and weaknesses of your system. Properly evaluate your current setup and see where your vulnerable areas are.

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