5 Digital Security Tips And Tricks For Small Business

The speed in which technology has expanded the ways in which we do business has forced us to find creative ways to keep up with safety.  Digital security has recently become a crucial consideration for any and all business owners. Hackers, thieves, and malicious digital components are a real threat.  No matter what sort of business you are running, there are several, inescapable processes that involve passing important information through the use of technology. 

As a responsible business owner, it would be wise to consider the implementation of several security measures.  This way, your business may assure its partners and customers that their personal and financial information is always in safe hands.  Here is a short overview of a few digital security tips and tricks for small businesses.


The implementation of cloud resources

Businesses are currently shifting to cloud-based information storage.  The cloud offers infinite space, free flowing sharing capabilities, easy organization options, and much more than a file cabinet has ever provided for the world of business.

The shift of information storage requires an equal shift in security.  Digital protection of financial files and other delicate resources must live up to the brilliance of today’s cyber criminals to be effective.


Keep updates and patches current

To assure that your digital security is as efficient and effective as possible, keep all the company’s computers and service devices up to date with the most current patches and updates.  When a large scale digital attack is launched, it is typical that those who refuse to maintain their updates are the ones who suffer the worst.  It pays (and could save you money) to run up to date systems company wide.


Always employ antivirus, antimalware, antispyware software

Research and decide for yourself which of the many antivirus, antimalware, and antispyware programs best suit the needs of the business.  A few examples of top-rated programs to look into include: Norton, Bitdefender, Webroot, and Avast Pro Antivirus.


Require password complication and renewal

Securing each individual employee login may seem difficult, but it is as simple as requiring a few standards.  Every employee should automatically be required to update their passwords every month.  Every employee should also be required to choose an intricate and complicated password that includes a mixture of uppercase, lowercase, numbers, and symbols.


Facilitate secured payments

There is no excuse in this modern digital error for a payment system that is not protected.  Cyber crime is far too prevalent in this era.

Any payment with a debit or credit card is at risk without the proper hardware and software.  It is vital to the longevity of the business and the safety of the customers to equip your online stores with secured payments options.


Author: Kar

Dr. Kar works in the interface of digital transformation and data science. Professionally a professor in one of the top B-Schools of Asia and an alumni of XLRI, he has extensive experience in teaching, training, consultancy and research in reputed institutes. He is a regular contributor of Business Fundas and a frequent author in research platforms. He is widely cited as a researcher. Note: The articles authored in this blog are his personal views and does not reflect that of his affiliations.