4 Steps to Better Cybersecurity for Your Startup Business.

As of 2020, the average cost of a data breach for any company is $3.86 million. In a global recession and for newer or smaller companies, this could mean an incredible financial disaster from which the company has a small chance of recovery. It is a costly blow to your brand that you cannot afford. You would not only end up losing your users’ trust, but you would have to pay obscene amounts of money to plug up and fix the breach.

Cybersecurity is no longer an aspect of business you can ignore, whether you’re in app development or any digital industry. Without it, you might leave your business open to unscrupulous individuals looking to make quick bucks at the expense of someone else. To that end, we’ve devised this list of basic cybersecurity strategies to make it more difficult for hackers and criminals to steal your precious data.

STEP 1: Put Antivirus software on all devices

This should be a basic step not just for businesses, but private citizens as well. Every device you own should have an antivirus software or antivirus app on it. Antivirus programs can scan every file for viruses, adware, spyware, ransomware, and so on. They can also provide real-time protection from such threats, preventing them from entering your systems.

Luckily, there are plenty of business plans from antivirus app developers and software providers that are fairly affordable. You might even get antivirus protection on all your devices, such as laptops, tablets, and smartphones.

STEP 2: Keep all your cybersecurity software up-to-date and scan regularly

Updating your software can be inconvenient, but as often as we figure out ways to defend from cybercriminals, those same criminals come up with new viruses and new ways to steal and destabilize corporate operations and private life. Keeping your security systems up-to-date can protect you from all the latest threats.

A weekly or bi-monthly scan of your entire system should also be in order so that you can detect any malware that made it past your first line of security.

STEP 3: Use strong passwords

Though it might be easier, do not use a single password across all the websites you use. Also do not include details like your birthday, favorite food, favorite animal, and other such details in your password. However, this doesn’t mean that you should use a random jumble of symbols, letters, and numbers. On the password difficulty scale, choose one that is less difficult to guess than a random phrase or collection of words.

!2gh546/leo is a good password, and it is less easy for scripts and other password-hacking software to guess than HorseFindChillChicken79841. The latter is also more easily remembered.

STEP 4: Enable Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)

This line of security requires you to complete two steps before you get into your accounts. After inputting your username and password, you would be required to input a randomized code or respond to an access request to your phone or email. This factor alone is enough to deter many criminals who have only managed to guess your password.

In conclusion

Cybersecurity is an ever-looming issue, but if you incorporate it into your habits, it might be something you never worry about at all. It might cost a bit to invest in, but it is definitely a worthwhile expense. After all, the protection of the right cybersecurity measures offered will always cost less than the potential damages from a data breach. If you’re an app developer or just work in the digital space in any way, your security is absolutely something you cannot leave to chance.

If you’re looking for app development solutions to your problems, contact us. We can provide the right solutions for any number of problems, cybersecurity included.

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Lucas

I am the Uncut Lab resident cloud computing junkie. I help curate the written content in our Education Corner, providing engaging articles on foundational concepts in cloud computing, data analytics, machine learning, and blockchain technology. Feel free to reach out to me with questions or topics that you would like us to cover. Thanks!

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