Security for your Business

Protecting your data secures your bottom line

If you are a business owner, it is important to remember that digital security is more than an IT issue. It’s a business issue. Cyber attacks can disrupt operations, damage your reputation, and cost you money. While we keep your financial information safe on this side, the tips below will help you keep your data safe from that side.

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Implement a cybersecurity policy

An effective cybersecurity policy should outline your company’s security procedures as well as best practices for employees. It should also include a plan for responding to cyber attacks.

Train your employees on cybersecurity

Employees are often the weak link in the cybersecurity chain. It is important to train your teams on how to identify and avoid phishing emails, social engineering attacks, and other cyber threats.

Use strong passwords and multi-factor authentication (MFA)

All employees should use strong passwords for their work accounts and enable MFA whenever possible. MFA adds an extra layer of security by requiring employees to enter a code from their phone in addition to their password.

Keep software up to date

Software updates often include security patches that can help protect devices from known vulnerabilities. Be sure to install updates as soon as they are available.

An effective cybersecurity program involves IT systems as well as the people who use them.

Use a firewall and antivirus software

A firewall can help to protect your networks from unauthorized access, while antivirus software can help to detect and remove malware.

Back up important data regularly

Schedule back-ups to an external hard drive or cloud storage service so it can be recovered if the systems are adversely affected.

Have a documented plan for responding to cyber attacks

In the event of a cyber attack, it is important to have a plan in place for responding quickly and effectively. This plan should include steps to contain the attack, mitigate the damage, and notify affected customers and employees.

Encrypt and monitor

Other ways to protect sensitive business information include data encryption and regular monitoring of systems for suspicious activity. This can help with early detection as well as the prevention of cyber attacks.

By investing in cybersecurity, you can protect your business from threats and ensure its continued success.

How to get in touch

And if have any questions you think you may have been a victim of digital fraud, our customer care center is always here for you. Call us at 888-NCB-FIRST (622-3477) or email us at [email protected].