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Cyber Security Tip of the Day: Avoid These Common Cyber Security Mistakes

Cyber security should be one of your top priorities when it comes to your business. Data breaches can come unexpectedly at any time, and the results can be disastrous. Here are four common mistakes to avoid.

It Can’t Happen to Me!

Most people think, either consciously or in the back of their minds, that an attack can’t or will not happen to them. The reality is that even if you own a small business, you can still be hit with a very sophisticated virus. If it does happen, you will be in hot water, so take the necessary precautions before it is too late.

Not Having a Plan

It’s all great and dandy to have an antivirus system installed, and it’s even better when you have various other precautions, firewalls, and monitoring systems in place. However, you also need to have a backup plan! This doesn’t just refer to backing up your data, though that is a big part of it. You have to know what exactly you will do if a breach is detected, who you will be relying on to get you out of the mess, and so on.

A BYOD Policy

Having a Bring Your Own Device policy may be cheaper in the short run, but it can cost you big in the long run. There is no way for you to control what your employees do on their own phones. They will be browsing the net and downloading all sorts of programs that can expose your network to attacks. They may be connecting their devices to other networks that are not safe when they are not at work.

Not Destroying Hard Drives

You should also destroy your hard drives completely when disposing of them. Simply erasing them is not enough.

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