With 2021 quickly approaching, we’re all beginning to set our goals and intentions to start fresh and new. For businesses, this is a chance to review your long-term goals and see how you can make strides in the upcoming year towards them.

One of the important things you should always keep top of mind for your business to succeed for years to come is cyber security. No matter what size or industry your business is, cyber-attacks are always a threat.

Here we share our top new year’s resolutions for cyber security that we hope you’ll consider implementing:

Update Passwords: A simple enough task that is often overlooked. Starting a new year is the perfect time to have your staff update all of their passwords on any accounts used for their day to day responsibilities. In fact, it is best practice to have your teams update their passwords every 3 months. Some tips to keep in mind and share with your teams: passwords for business should be different that passwords they use for personal accounts,remind staff not to write passwords down on paper or within the notes on their cellphone and lastly, create unique passwords using a combination of numbers, letters and symbols.

Business Continuity: Do you have a backup plan in place should your business be hit with a cyber-attack? If there is anything 2020 has taught us is that we should be prepared for anything at any time. Now is the time to implement a solution that will automatically backup your data. In the event there is a breech, your business can be restored in a timely fashion and your business can continue to operate.

Intrusion Protection: Having a solution in place that will help prevent any intrusion is critical. Minimizing the opportunity of invasions of ransomware, malware, viruses etc. is the first step in keeping your business secure. Your business should have an up-to-date security software that auto updates to ensure you have the latest technology protecting your assets.

If this sounds overwhelming or feel your business is not properly protected, understand that we are here to help. At NSA, we offer managed IT services that can help provide these above-mentioned solutions as well as many others to keep your business safe from cyber threats. Our suite of offerings is designed to minimize both IT disruptions and remediation to your systems.

Want to learn more? Contact us today to learn more about how we can protect your business in the new year.