5 ways to keep your business website safe online

You have to take online security matters seriously these days. You cannot simply bury your head in the sand and hope that it will not happen to you, because one day it will.

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The Department for Culture, Media and Sport takes the risks very seriously, and offers free online training to employees and business owners. The hour long course shares information on how to identify data security threats and how to reduce the risks presented to your business. Here are some tips on what your business can do to protect itself, starting from today.

Get your employees involved

You cannot tackle the problem of technology security alone, and you need your employees actively engaged and involved in the security efforts at your business. It is estimated that 80% of all data loss in companies is triggered by human error. Make sure that your employees understand the consequences of security breaches.

Get your own house in order

If you are in a position of authority, you should lead by example. Make sure that you fully understand the latest security policies and procedures and then show that you are complying with them.

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Keep up with the trends

Keeping your business on track involves more than good design and strong SEO tactics. Ryco Marketing (http://www.rycomarketing.ie/search-engine-optimisation-seo.html), a leading SEO company in Dublin, points out that there is little point in recruiting a specialist company to undertake SEO services, if you have a site that is wide open to malware. You are simply attracting more problems for yourself. Get your firewalls and antivirus software up to date and then increase your visitors.

Get partnered up

Buy in some expertise. Select a provider who understands how your business works or who is prepared to take the time to find out. Ask them for examples of their previous work and testimonials.

Get up close and personal on security

It may not be the most obvious things that are causing security problems. Do you allow your employees to use their own personal devices at work? Bring your own device (BYOD) policies need to be vetted for security risks.

Compile a policy that is both comprehensive and clear, and disseminate it to all employees. It will need to cover location tracking, data deletion and internet monitoring issues as a minimum.