With data breaches becoming more and more common, it’s important to be proactive in protecting your business against cybercrimes. Here are some thoughts on preventing cybercrimes in the first place and having a plan to protect your customers’ information and your reputation should you become a victim.
Test your protection systems. It’s better to have a friend (such as a cybersecurity firm) uncover your weaknesses than a hacker. It’s especially important to run tests after you upgrade software or implement a new technology.
Check your apps. If you’ve created a mobile app for your customers, work with the app’s developers to ensure it’s secure before you release it.
Eliminate third-party risks. You could be exposed to risks via your vendors. Make sure they take security as seriously as you do.
Implement a response plan. Create a step-by-step response to cyber emergencies (e.g., a denial-of-service attack, the loss of a critical laptop, etc.). Hold “drills” to ensure that your plan is effective and that everyone knows what to do.
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