There are hundreds of advantages to improving technology, but it also has a downside.

Cybercrime is a real threat to businesses. Anybody, the big and powerful included, can be a victim of it. As technology advances and improves, so does cybercrime as people come up with more sophisticated ways of infiltrating our system.

So if you and your business are responsible for keeping clients data safe (a lawyer for example), how do you make sure you are protecting it from cybercrime?

We’ve come up with 5 tips that we think will help you minimise risk and keep your business data safe.

1. Back Up

It’s so simple really, if your data gets stolen or corrupted, you need it backed up somewhere else. And it’s no good backing it up once, you need to constantly update your backed up data and keep it safe somewhere separate from the original.

2. Recovery Plan

If the worst happens, as whatever measures you take there is still a chance someone will break through, you need to have a recovery plan. Make sure you know how you will recover your clients business data.

3. Update Security Software

As technology improves, so should your security. Keep making those updates to ensure that any new virus or threat is covered.

4. Be Savvy

Make sure you can recognise signs of a threat. Know the signs of a virus, recognise fraudulent websites, spot phishing attempts and look after your passwords. Do some research so you are not left vulnerable to hackers and viruses.

5. Consult the Professionals

When it comes to your business, and being responsible for other peoples, getting the professionals in is a no brainer. They know how to handle all the above and are the safest way of ensuring your business data is kept safe.