Some basic cyber security tips to secure a startup

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Cyber Security related to startups are now topping the search engine trends and so here are some basic security tips to secure your startup.

As a startup owner, the first and foremost thing to ensure is to keep the business data and information in a secure format, such that, no force in the world can gain access to it. But is it really possible in this digital world?

Just begin with the right plan

Security experts around the world believe that if basics are set right, then everything will go well as per a plan and objective.

Just start with a plan with the Federal Communications Commission tools. As some tools are free, they help in to create a strategic plan for online security for small and medium scale businesses.

Then start identifying the info with your business. Say, if your startup is connected to media and communications, then a lot of info will have to be stored for your business as a business objective. So, one way to isolate the info from security breaches is to identify that info as ‘critical’ and keep it separate from your public network.

Secure your passwords

Nowadays, almost all companies- irrespective of their size and the business vertical they are into are stressing on 2 step verification. This process ensures that no one hacks a corporate account just by inducing the passwords

Backup data

Backing up data to on-premises or off premises appliances geographically separated makes complete sense. To make things easier for IT, startups can also take the assistance of cloud storage services. Ensure that the data is readily when the times comes- which paves the way to disaster recovery plan.

Educate employees

Educate your employees about cyber threats and if possible hold them accountable. Offer some training modules on a yearly note to give the employees a feel on where cyber security is heading and how they can help their organization stay secure from such threats.

Secure bank information

Ensure that your business banking account is safe from hackers and malware like ransomware. The general tip is to not keep any kind of sensitive info like credit card numbers and social security numbers into websites which aren’t protected by HTTPS. Also highly avoid logging into your online bank account using a public WiFi or hotspot seen in transit stations or airports.

Budget

Do not neglect the purchase of security software or tools like the firewall in order to save some pennies of your IT budget. Remember, this can seriously backfire at you anytime and sometimes it can prove fatal to your entire business to recover.

Well, that’s it for now!

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