5 Minutes to Stronger Cybersecurity

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Cybersecurity doesn't seem like the type of thing that can be strengthened in five minutes--but the truth is that it's easier than you might think. Here are a few simple questions that will help you take your cybersecurity to the next level right now!

Simplifying Cybersecurity

Since cybersecurity is often a stressful and high-stakes topic, it can be difficult to approach. That's why it pays to have a tech partner on your side--like a managed IT services provider. These experts can help turn the mountain of cybersecurity into a molehill.

To get started simplifying cybersecurity, all you need is five minutes--and a few simple questions.

"Do we use strong passwords?"

You may think the answer is yes--but that might not be the case. Remember that strong passwords should be phrases instead of single words. They also shouldn't contain any information that is easily guessed or researched (like birthdays or company addresses) and should be changed regularly.

"Do we use personal devices at work?"

Personal devices aren't the enemy of cybersecurity--not when you handle them carefully and efficiently, that is. If your teams use phones or other personal devices at work, you know your cybersecurity approach will have to have a mobile element--for example, guidelines for which apps to use for data sharing or document capture.

"Do we have backups?"

Backups are a critical part of cybersecurity, and if you don't have them, you've got your work cut out for you. Backing up your data protects you in case of theft, loss, human error, or even a natural disaster.

Conclusion

Cybersecurity isn't simple--but it can be a little bit simpler, and all it takes is five minutes. By asking important questions--like how your data is protected and what devices are at play in your work environment--, you'll know what needs to be addressed. Also, remember that you don't have to take on cybersecurity alone; managed IT providers are always available to help you address these questions and more.

Worried about cybersecurity? Need a little help from managed IT services? Contact us today!