With the risk of small businesses being hacked on the rise, the consequences of ignoring security risks can be disastrous. In order to protect yourself from becoming a victim of hacking, follow these measures.
A strong password
Although this may seem obvious, it is essential to have a strong password. With the prominence of social media, we give away a lot of personal information. Therefore, passwords which are related to our everyday lives such as pet names or birthdays, are a big no. Always use upper and low case characters along with numbers. This combination of characters ensures your password is near impossible to guess, or hack.
A strong anti-virus system keeps your system secure and prevents viruses on the system. Free anti-virus systems can sometimes be okay, but paid alternatives are paid for a reason, they do a much better job in protecting your systems.
Install a firewall
A firewall system is the first step to providing security on your computer. It creates a barrier between your computer and any unwanted programmes on the internet. There are two types of firewalls: a software firewall and a hardware firewall. Both serve similar, but different purposes.
Whether you’re using your tablet, Windows PC or Apple Mac it is crucial that you keep it updated. Most updates are there purely to improve the security of the device and reduce risk of viruses or similar issues. If you choose not to update, you may reduce your system protection.
If you’re worried about your system being hacked or would like some more information on anti-virus or firewall systems, contact us on 08451 221240.