Protecting corporate data and cybersecurity have never been more crucial for businesses. Today, business communication relies heavily on the internet and occurs entirely or partially in an electronic environment.

There are numerous threats online—from spam, viruses, and phishing to various exploits that make business data vulnerable. The loss of any type of information can cost your organization hundreds or even thousands of dollars. Reasons for this can include fines imposed by regulatory authorities for personal data breaches, work stoppages due to a virus, exploits, and more.

The risk of data loss and/or disruption of optimal work processes represents a significant problem. Preventing this is possible through various tactics, all part of ensuring cybersecurity for the company.

How to Prevent Data Loss? Why Maintaining High Levels of Cybersecurity is Essential? Answers to these important questions are summarized in the following lines.

Responsibility of All Employees

Whether due to carelessness or ignorance, employees often risk compromising the company’s data. Opening links or downloading files from suspicious sources, using public Wi-Fi networks with company laptops, smartphones, tablets, or other devices can lead to the loss of business information.

This problem often stems from employers’ overconfidence that their employees have basic cybersecurity knowledge and would not use company devices for non-work purposes, especially on dangerous networks that could compromise network security.

Knowledge of common scams, such as phishing and more complex cyberattacks like various types of viruses and their impact on work data, is often limited. When you provide access to your data to untrained individuals, the risk is high, regardless of your organization’s cybersecurity levels.

It’s crucial to inform your employees about the dangers of data breaches, the risks to the company, and the importance of data security for the business. A lack of basic knowledge about safe internet practices can lead to numerous adverse business consequences.

Access to Centralized Servers for Secure Data Storage

More and more companies, both locally and globally, are storing their corporate information on their own centralized servers. However, this option can be risky if not managed properly, lacking encrypted connections, and other essential protections.

As previously mentioned, compromises should never be made regarding cybersecurity. Ensure the technological security of the operating system used, the reliability of the security software, timely updates of software products, and all other aspects of cybersecurity.

Data Backup – How, Why, and Where?

An essential part of any modern business’s operations is data backup. Similar to data archived in a physical archive, digital data should also be well-protected. Encrypting the digital archive is an important step for business cybersecurity.

A problem would arise if data security in company archives is compromised by a malicious breach, often carried out through ransomware. Therefore, archived digital data is stored on servers with limited internet access and/or high network security.

In case of virus infections, sudden exploits, and other similar issues, having a centralized server for storing information with a backup copy of all corporate data can be the “lifeline” for the business.

Preventive Protection – Antivirus/Hardware Defect Monitoring

Cybersecurity is a vital aspect of modern business operations. Today, more than ever, we are technologically interconnected, and the network risks posed by this connectivity are both known and unknown.

Many programs exist today with the primary goal of protecting your devices from cyberattacks, system bugs, and other issues that could hinder your company’s workflow. These are so-called ready-made cybersecurity tools.

However, the tools and measures for ensuring preventive protection, such as antivirus software and hardware defect monitoring, are becoming insufficient over time. The impact of cybercrime is growing, necessitating the integration of complex cybersecurity solutions.

The danger of data loss, theft, and/or damage from a network-technology aspect of the company’s operations will increase over time. Without the necessary services and tools to ensure a reliable level of cybersecurity, your business organization becomes an extremely easy target for cybercriminals.

GDPR and the updating of various national and international laws related to data protection are proof that cybersecurity is a critical aspect that cannot be neglected by businesses.