Picture this: You’ve poured your heart and soul into building your dream business. Late nights, early mornings, and countless cups of coffee have been your companions on this journey. It’s not just a business; it’s a part of you, your passion brought to life. But then, in the blink of an eye, it’s all at risk. Cybercriminals, those digital bandits of the modern age, threaten to snatch it all away. The thought of losing your hard-earned success, your livelihood, and the trust of your customers can be overwhelming. That’s where being cyber smart comes in – it’s your armor against these unseen threats, the guardian of your digital fortress. In this blog, we’ll explore simple steps to keep your business safe online, so you can sleep soundly knowing your dreams are protected. 


Cyber scams are nothing new. Every day, hackers and other cyber criminals are looking for the easiest target online. Do you think you’re not worth being the target of online predators? Think again! 


Whether it’s your identity, your bank account information, or simply what’s in your email, your information is valuable and cyber criminals will do whatever they can to access it. They’re counting on you thinking you’re not a target. It’s time to get your Shields Up and take steps to prevent yourself from becoming the victim of a cyber crime. 


Here are 4 things you can do to keep yourself and your business cyber safe:


Use More Than One Type of Authentication on All Your Accounts

A password isn’t enough to keep you safe online. By implementing a second layer of identification, such as a confirmation text message, a code from an authentication app, face or fingerprint verification, or a security key, you’re giving your bank, email provider, or any other site you’re logging into an extra layer of security. Multi-factor authentication can make you up to 99% less likely to get hacked or have your information stolen!


Update your Software

Hackers will try to exploit software flaws and vulnerabilities. Update the system software on all your devices, such as mobile phones, tablets, and laptops. Make sure to also check for updates of your applications regularly – especially the web browsers – on all your devices too. Make it easy for yourself by simply turning on automatic updates for all devices, apps, and operating systems.


Think Before you Click

More than 90% of successful cyber attacks start when you click an unfamiliar link in a phishing email. A phishing scheme is when a link or webpage looks legitimate, but it’s a trick designed to have you reveal your passwords, credit card numbers, or other sensitive information. In addition, phishing emails may be attempts to try to get you to run malicious software, also known as malware. If it’s a link you don’t recognize, trust your instincts, and think before you click.


Use Strong Passwords

A strong password should be eight or more characters utilizing a combination of letters, numbers, and special characters. Avoid using the same password on different accounts. Ideally, individuals should also use a password manager to generate and store unique passwords.


In today’s digital age, being cyber smart is not just a choice, but a necessity for businesses of all sizes. We’ve explored the importance of online safety and how it can impact your business. From protecting sensitive data to safeguarding your reputation, the stakes are high when it comes to cybersecurity.

At Intelecis, we understand the ever-evolving landscape of cyber threats, and we are committed to providing world-class cybersecurity services that will give you the peace of mind you deserve. Our mission is to shield your business from the lurking dangers of the online world, ensuring your data and operations stay secure.

With our team of experts, cutting-edge technologies, and a proven track record of success, we’re not just a cybersecurity company; we’re your trusted partner in safeguarding your digital assets. We believe that every business, big or small, deserves top-notch protection against cyber threats, and we’re here to make that a reality for you.

Don’t wait until it’s too late. Contact us today, and let us help you fortify your business against cyberattacks.