5 Things That Affect Cyber Security In Small Businesses

Business computers and servers are being compromised more frequently, and good security policies are essential. Lax employee security habits are often a contributing factor in hackers gaining access to sensitive business information. Being a small business owner is challenging, and you have invested time, money, energy, and heart into building your company.

The need for an IT Security Framework

In every business whether it be manufacturing, law, non-profit or healthcare there exists a need for Standard Operating Procedures. These procedures outline how to react to events, how to perform business functions, and reference material if required. In IT Security standard operating procedures are written by institutions or government organizations as recommendations or a framework on how to adequately secure your network.

Appropriate Paranoia: Information in Cloud Storage

Cloud storage is the storage of your information on a distant hard drive which you access via the internet. By using cloud storage, people are able to store large amounts of data without personally owning and operating the hardware on which it is stored; users are also able to access the data from multiple locations and devices without the need to run their own online server.

Understanding the Benefits of Using a VPN

There are many ways to connect to the public Internet and company networks, but those solutions are often less than optimal. Public Internet connections can be hacked, and even seemingly secure networks often suffer from unknown vulnerabilities.

That may be why so many security-conscious companies rely on virtual private networks to tunnel traffic between their employees and the outside world.