Service your business must invest in to stay afloat amid lockdown uncertainty

05/04/2021
It can be challenging to keep on top of things when running a business. Throw in the uncertainty of a pandemic and a government that cannot stick to the same rules for more than eight weeks at a time, and you have the perfect storm.
It is a very frustrating and stressful time to own a business, and you can have some severe financial issues. You might even find that you are spending too much time trying to keep up with the government's specifications rather than working on your core business activities. 
Here are some services that might ease some of that burden and help you through the uncertainty of lockdown and working remotely that you might not have taken into account before.

Areas of cybersecurity

There are many areas of cybersecurity in which a business owner should invest. They can be invaluable to your business and generally a massively overlooked tool necessary for your business to run smoothly. An effective cybersecurity strategy can be a literal lifesaver for your business, especially if a cyberattack hits you. Some of the areas you should invest in, if not all, are:
  • Infosec. Infosec, an abbreviation of information or data security, protects sensitive information or details from unauthorised users. Infosec uses passwords and many firewalls that otherwise might not be there. It can help your business keep confidentiality, and it might save your business's reputation if there is an attack. 
  • Network security. Network security is something that you will need to invest in when many of your workers are still at home. It helps protect the network that your employees are working on, puts up some security layers, and can be especially handy if you are working from the company's VPN. It can stop hackers from getting into your VPN and secure any data that enters or leaves. 
  • End-user education. End-user education is essential training that can stop your employees, or yourself, from initiating an attack that you could otherwise prevent. Typical examples of these will include phishing and other social engineering attacks. 

Cloud services

Cloud services are not only helpful when it comes to working remotely, but they are also beneficial in easing what can be a challenging transition from working from home to back into the office or workplace. Cloud computing services can be of enormous benefit to any employee in your business.
It keeps all of your files in one tightly secure place and is very handy when needing to access and share files quickly, which can be a way to smoothen out the work process instead of using unreliable emails. It also has a large amount of storage. Therefore, it is far easier to organise as all of your work files can remain in the same place on any device, as cloud storage is also internet-based. 
While these will not provide all of the answers, cybersecurity and cloud storage are just some of the services that your business might want to invest in to stay afloat amid lockdown uncertainty.
 

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