Along with exciting advancements in modern technology comes the added challenge of keeping information secure. It is especially important for you to keep your business protected from nefarious organizations and individuals if you store sensitive information electronically (as almost all businesses today do). If you aren’t satisfied with your current level of protection, here are a few of the best ways to keep your business (and its information) secure.

  1. Update Your Computer Systems

It may seem like an inconvenience to make sure your computer systems are always updated, but doing so can keep you from becoming vulnerable to the weaknesses of outdated systems. Regularly updating your software is one of the best ways to thwart the attempts of hackers to break into your system. It is especially important to update your customer database software regularly and keep the sensitive information of your clients safe and secure.

  1. Change Default Passwords

Each time you install a new type of software, whether it be a tracking system that allows you to track estimates or a project management app, you are given a default password. It may seem convenient to just keep this original password, but you should realize that default passwords are sometimes duplicated and are often easy to figure out. Anytime you install new software, it is important to change the default password to your own unique password as soon as possible.

  1. Invest in a Cyber Security Plan

When it comes to protecting your business information, it is well worth the cost and effort to invest in a cyber security plan. Your plan should include ways to prevent attacks, tactics for resolving security breach threats, and solutions for addressing security breaches that compromise customer, employee or company data.

If your information is not adequately protected, it is time to make some immediate changes. Implement the tips above to keep hackers at bay and keep your business secure.