Secure, Safe, and Smart: A Cyber Checklist for Savvy SMEs

Before you reach out to companies like ourselves, there’s a lot you can do to improve your cyber posture. A lot this is basic hygiene and also makes life harder for attackers.

  1. Install and update anti-virus and anti-malware software on all devices.
  2. Keep all software up to date with the latest security patches.
  3. Set up firewalls to protect your network and data.
  4. Use strong passwords and enable multi-factor authentication on all accounts.
  5. Regularly backup all critical data and test the backups to ensure they work.
  6. Use secure file sharing and storage solutions to protect sensitive data.
  7. Implement access controls and permissions to limit access to sensitive data.
  8. Train employees on how to recognize and avoid phishing scams and other social engineering attacks.
  9. Limit employee access to only the data and systems they need to perform their job duties.
  10. Conduct regular vulnerability assessments and penetration testing to identify and remediate potential vulnerabilities.
  11. Develop an incident response plan to handle cybersecurity incidents.
  12. Regularly review and update security policies and procedures to ensure they remain effective.
  13. Consider hiring a cybersecurity expert to provide additional support and guidance.

Still need some advice / support? Contact Us to start the journey to improve your cyber posture.