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You hear the word hacker and you suddenly find yourself grimacing in fear. There’s nothing more terrifying as a business than to be on a hacker’s radar. Whether it’s due to a weakness in security or a reputation that puts a bigger target on your back, keeping your business network security is crucial.

Not enough businesses are active enough in keeping the company safe from cybercrime but it’s something to be very fearful of, especially as it’s increasing in occurrence. Here are some tips to keep your business network secure from hackers this year.

Choose the right network solution

The right network solution is going to help ensure your business stays protected at all times while providing the best connection between you and your team members. Small business network solutions are often a challenge for those that are limited with their funds. 

However, just because you’re a small business, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t get access to the best networking systems available. As your network keeps you connected, it’s something that you want to keep secure and protected, so choosing a good company to do this is important. 

Have a detailed internet and password policy

A detailed internet and password policy are a must-have for any business nowadays. While we hope to be well away from the days of having ‘password123’ as the login for all our online accounts that is still the case for many when it comes to password strength and creativity.

It’s good to put a policy in place that outlines the best practices when it comes to passwords in order to ensure your staff are secure in their efforts. The internet is also a dangerous place when it comes to cybercrime so best practices for safe browsing are also worth mentioning.

Make use of multi-factor authentication

Multi-factor authentication effectively adds another layer of security to your business and it’s something that you can definitely utilize as a business in 2023. Consider using this in order to help provide extra protection to your accounts, regardless of whether that’s something as serious as online banking an automation software for social media scheduling. 

This type of technology is well worth its weight in gold to use within business operations.

Provide training to all employees on cybersecurity

Training is something that all businesses should incorporate cybersecurity into where and when possible. While even the most tech-savvy employees are aware of the goings on in cybercrime, not everyone is clued up on the methods.

Provide as much training as possible so that your employees are well-versed in what methods cyber criminals and hackers are using.

Encrypt data and provide a backup system

Encrypting data is something that can be highly effective in protecting your files should it get into the wrong hands. Not only that but having a backup system can help when it comes to ensuring the business has all the data, even if the original data gets compromised in some way.

These tips should hopefully keep your business network secure in the long run.

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Michael D. Levitt Chief Burnout Officer

Michael D. Levitt is the founder & Chief Burnout Officer of The Breakfast Leadership Network, a San Diego and Toronto-based burnout consulting firm. He is a Keynote speaker on The Great Resignation, Quiet Quitting and Burnout. He is the host of the Breakfast Leadership show, a Certified NLP and CBT Therapist, a Fortune 500 consultant, and author of his latest book BURNOUT PROOF.