The 8 Essential Cybersecurity Tools Your Business Needs

Every business needs cybersecurity.

No matter how big your business is, or what industry you’re in, no one is immune to attacks. And if you aren’t secure, then these attacks can be incredibly damaging.

You need to know how to protect your business. If you want to succeed in business, you need to stay safe.

That’s why we’re giving you these eight cybersecurity tools.

Train your employees

The first step in cybersecurity is making sure you know what you’re up against.

In this case, “you” is actually your business. And for your business to be prepared, each and every one of your employees needs to be, as well.

That’s why you need to train them. Once you gather all of the cybersecurity tools that you need, put a plan into writing. Make sure your employees know it and can reference it easily. Offer classes.

Make sure that you give training on cybersecurity regularly. It will probably change frequently, and multiple classes will help your employees remember and retain things.

Cyber Aces offers some free cybersecurity courses to get you started.

Use SSL on all pages

“SSL” is the secure https:// that most websites use when they need to be secured.

You might be using SSL on your shop and contact page. But experts agree that you should actually be using SSL on all pages.

This will help your website be more secure because your users will have a constantly encrypted connection.

This is one of the easiest cybersecurity tools to obtain, but it’s one that a lot of companies overlook or only do halfway.

If you’re only using SSL on some of your sites, then you aren’t as secure as you need to be.

Our standard plan allows you to set up and monitor SSL servers for only $10 a month.

Monitor your website

It’s important to keep informed.

Eventually, there will probably be an attack (or at least an attempt) on your site. And if you aren’t keeping an eye on it, you’ll never know when it happens.

That’s why it’s so important to monitor your site. You need to have a professional service that regularly checks up on your site and keeps you notified when it is accessed.

You should be reading these reports and alerts carefully so that you know how often you are being targeted.

Even if the attack fails, one of the most important cyber security tools is knowing about it.

Our free plan offers monitoring every hour, while our standard and pro plans offer monitoring even more regularly for your safety.

Keep alerted

One of the most important cybersecurity tools is knowing what’s happening on your website.

When your website is checked, you should want to know. When something crashes or glitches, you should be made aware of it.

Even a simple mistake can become a security threat if you don’t know it’s there. Keep up with regular alerts and notifications.

Whatever you can get from your site, you should take the time to go over and check, to make sure there’s no unwanted business or anything else strange going on.

This will ensure that things stay safe and secure.

Our free plan offers email alerts and monthly reports, making sure that you always know what’s going on with your business.

Require authentication

It may seem like a bit of a hassle, especially if you have a lot of employees that need to use your servers.

But requiring authentication will keep out unwanted users, and make your information that much harder to breach. Even seemingly harmless information can be used against you in the wrong hands.

So while taking the easier route may seem tempting, it can ultimately cause more of a hassle for you in the long run when you have to deal with a crisis.

If you aren’t using authentication, you’re an easy target. You need to start doing so immediately.

Our standard and pro plans both offer you the option to require authentication.

Change passwords often

This is something you should hold all of your employees responsible for.

The best passwords are unexpected. They contain special characters, are case sensitive, and are mixed together with numbers and letters.

But what really strengthens a password is this: not keeping it the same for long.

While some experts claim that changing passwords doesn’t do much good, that’s only because people are not very creative. In other words, no, changing your password from “secret” to “secret1” isn’t great.

But if you encourage your employees to radically change their passwords regularly, these new passwords can be very important cybersecurity tools.

This service will regularly remind users to change their passwords.

Backup data to a secure location

Cybersecurity tools can only get you so far if your computers crash.

That’s why it’s important to back up your information to a secure cloud or something similar, to make sure that if the worst happens, you’ll be prepared.

If your data is particularly sensitive, you might find yourself in a position where you have to shut down everything to protect it. And if that happens, you’ll want to easily be able to recover anything you lost during that time.

For this reason, it’s important to have something that automatically backs up to a secure location, for you to access when you need it.

Carbonite offers backup solutions which allow you to back up your information directly to the cloud.

Know where failures come from

Sometimes, a system failure just comes from a glitch. But sometimes, it’s something more sinister.

That’s why it’s important to have something that traces any failures on your website. This will help you to stay on top of any potential threats.

It will also help to give you peace of mind, so that you know exactly what’s going on with your website. It’s one of those cybersecurity tools that serves multiple purposes.

Make sure you know what’s happening, and who you can hold accountable for failures. Keep an eye on them with a tracing service of some kind.

Our failure traceroute is offered in our pro plan for only $20 a month, and it will allow you to keep an eye on your information.

Want to learn more about cybersecurity tools?

In addition to providing you with the best cybersecurity that we can, we also want to keep you up to date on the latest information.

Check out our blog to learn more about how to use cybersecurity for your business.