Conduct an audit of your data types. What kind of information would a criminal want? Creating security layers around sensitive data, such as—customer and employee information, intellectual property, and bank records will ensure that your business stays safe.
Employees are the front line of defense when it comes to protecting your data from unauthorized access. Make sure they go through some type of cybersecurity training. Even if your business has a small budget, there are numerous resources on the web, or through government programs, such as—the Department of Homeland Security.
It’s important to do what you can to prevent intrusions, but what happens if you are compromised? The only protection you have is your backups. So make sure you consistently backup and test the restore process. An encrypted drive is a great thing to have if you need to transport your data, or have information that is particularly sensitive. That way, even if the data is stolen, the criminal won’t be able to read it.