Online security is something everybody should take seriously but it’s especially crucial for businesses. Falling victim to an online scam or having systems infected with a virus could not only affect your ability to get work done, it could cost money and impact your company’s reputation. But this doesn’t need to be complicated or expensive. Here are five easy steps you can take right away to improve the IT security of your small business.
1. KEEP SOFTWARE UP TO DATE
Simple, but very important. Updating operating systems, applications and hardware firmware can protect against the latest threats. It’s also important to keep browser plugins like Flash and Java up to date as they are a common attack vector.
Most software will have an automatic update option so you don’t even need to do anything. If this isn’t available there is usually, at, at least, a way to receive an alert when a new update is available to download.