The following guest post on preventing cybercrime was submitted by James Daniels.
For businesses today, cybersecurity is becoming an increasingly hot topic. As hackers and cybercriminals become more brazen, no business is safe from these online data thieves, who often have the power to tear a previously successful business apart. Since there is often no coming back from a large data breach, it is crucial for companies of all sizes to ensure that they implement only the best cybersecurity strategies and constantly update these methods in order to remain as secure as possible. We’ve listed some of the best modern and emerging new technologies for business owners and cybersecurity professionals to consider using in order to keep their business safe and secure.
Biometric identification; that is, identification via one’s fingerprint, palm, iris, face or voice is no longer a futuristic idea only seen in sci-fi movies – it’s here, and growing in popularity. With popular smartphones such as the iPhone now offering biometric identification in order to help individuals keep their personal data and files more secure, this technology is rapidly making its way into the workplace in order to improve security and prevent unauthorised access. Since everybody’s fingerprint, face, iris or palm is unique, this is a very reliable way of ensuring that access to sensitive business data is controlled.
When it comes to storing business files and data, cloud computing is one of the most secure options to go for. Along with the fact that files are stored in a range of servers in ‘the cloud’ rather than one physical server or device, there’s the added convenience of being able to access your data from any device with an internet connection with the right login credentials, taking away any security worries that come along with devices being lost, stolen or broken, for example. Along with this, cloud hosting such as that offered by Smart Hosting can be one of the most secure ways to host your website and store your website’s data.
Last but not least, staff training is a crucial aspect of keeping your business secure and reducing your risk of being a victim of cybercrime. Today, hackers are getting cleverer than ever before, and many are using impressive social engineering techniques, such as fake emails, in order to take advantage of natural human nature and gain access to things that they are unauthorised to see or have. Making sure that all of your employees regularly attend training about cybersecurity and are fully aware about the various things that they can do to prevent a data breach is one of the most important steps in keeping your business safe. Remember that cybersecurity training should be an ongoing process, as hackers are constantly changing and updating their methods and your business will need to be able to keep up in order to remain low-risk.
Cybersecurity is becoming a huge issue for businesses today, and these are just some of the main ways in which you can improve your business’ safeguard against hackers and other cybercriminals.
James Daniels is a freelance writer, business enthusiast, a bit of a tech buff, and an overall geek. He is also an avid reader, who can while away hours reading and knowing about the latest gadgets and tech, whilst offering views and opinions on these topics.