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Cybersecurity Resolutions for Small Businesses in the New Year

December 29, 2023

Apollo’s New Year Cybersecurity Checklist

In the dynamic landscape of the digital age, small businesses are increasingly becoming targets for cyber threats. As we embark on a new year, it’s the perfect time for small businesses to set cybersecurity resolutions that will fortify their defenses and protect sensitive data. 

Fortec US presents a comprehensive guide to help small businesses kickstart a cybersecurity-conscious year:

1. Prioritize Employee Training: Knowledge is Defense

The human element remains a significant factor in cybersecurity. Ensure your team is well-versed in recognizing phishing attempts, using strong passwords, and understanding the importance of cybersecurity hygiene. Regular training sessions can empower employees to become the first line of defense against cyber threats.

2. Invest in Robust Endpoint Security: Shielding Entry Points

Endpoint security is critical in safeguarding devices connected to your network. Small businesses should invest in reliable endpoint security solutions to protect against malware, ransomware, and other malicious threats that often target vulnerable entry points.

3. Regularly Update Software and Systems: Patching Potential Vulnerabilities

Outdated software is a breeding ground for cyber threats. Make it a resolution to regularly update and patch all software, operating systems, and applications. This simple step can close potential vulnerabilities and strengthen your overall cybersecurity posture.

4. Secure Your Network: A Digital Fortress

Small businesses should ensure that their networks are secured with strong encryption and robust firewalls. Implementing Virtual Private Network (VPN) solutions adds an extra layer of protection, especially for remote work scenarios.

5. Backup Data Regularly: A Safety Net for Your Business

Data loss can be catastrophic for small businesses. Implement a regular and automated backup system to protect critical business information. In the event of a cyber attack or hardware failure, having a recent backup of your data ensures that your business can quickly recover without significant data loss.

6. Embrace Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA): Fortifying Access Controls

Strengthen access controls by implementing Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA). This adds an extra layer of security beyond passwords, making it significantly more challenging for unauthorized individuals to access sensitive information.

7. Conduct Regular Security Audits: Assessing Vulnerabilities

Regularly assess your cybersecurity measures through comprehensive security audits. Identify potential vulnerabilities, address weaknesses, and stay proactive in adapting your cybersecurity strategy to evolving threats.

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