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How to Protect Your Business From Cybersecurity Breaches

Understand that cyberattacks don’t just target big businesses.

When data breaches become known on news sites, it's usually because they happened at a large corporation like Amazon, Google, or T-Mobile. This may offer small business owners a false feeling of security. However, the fact is that a small firm, not a giant corporation, is more likely to be the target of a cyberattack.

Employee birthdates, Social Security numbers, client names, email addresses, phone numbers, banking information, and credit card numbers are just some of the sensitive data that hackers could seek to steal from your small business. Simply said, even if your company is small, you should be concerned about cybersecurity.


Push password security on your workforce.

Password breaches are frequently the result of negligence. An employee may, for example, scribble a password and leave it in plain sight, or choose a password that is readily guessed, such as "012345" or "password1." To get access to passwords, hackers employ a variety of methods of varying difficulty. It's up to you to keep one step ahead of the game.

Employees should be reminded of the importance of password security. Employees should be required to use difficult passwords that are updated regularly and never written down where they might be seen by others. Consider investing in a password management application that can store and remember numerous encrypted passwords online if your employees have trouble remembering them.


Prevent phishing before attempts can even hit your inboxes.

The targeted victim receives an email that looks to come from a trustworthy source in a phishing effort. A phishing email that pretends to offer shipment tracking information from a shipping company, such as FedEx or UPS, is a popular phishing scam. A virus is downloaded to the computer if the receiver clicks a link in the email or opens an attachment, allowing the sender full or partial access to critical information.Teach staff to read any emails that contain links or attachments carefully. Hovering over a link in many email systems displays the destination URL.


Invest in Secure Document Management Software

A significant portion of data breaches occurs because of poor email security hygiene. Phishing, password guessing, and Man in the Middle attacks are some common email security breaches that have only gotten worse in the wake of the pandemic. One way to improve one’s email security hygiene is to invest in top-notch secure document management software like SideDrawer. Our platform makes it possible to store sensitive documents and access them without the need for an unsecured, risky email account.


Get in touch with our team today to learn more about how SideDrawer can drastically improve your business’s approach to cybersecurity.