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Time to Revisit the Basics of Data and Computer Security for Your Texas Company

Tips to Shore up Leaks from the Cyber Insurance Brokers at The Nowell Agency

Cybercrime has increased exponentially since COVID-19 hit earlier this year. Criminals have taken advantage of seniors and work-at-home employees, not to mention others just trying to make it in this time of “new normals.” Small companies are incredibly vulnerable to attacks since they harbor needed information, but they do not have the budget to hire full-time IT personnel. If you fall into this category, you know it‘s only a matter of time before your enterprise is hit.

Protect your company by shoring up your data network and contacting your broker at The Nowell Agency. Ask us about cyber insurance in Texas and the best policies for your business. We’ll be happy to assist you in getting the coverage you need to help you recover in the event of an attack.

4 Steps to Take Now to Increase Data Security for your Company and Team

Start with these steps to ensure your business is in a better position should a cyberattack occur:

  1. Know the Common Threats: Cyber thugs are continually seeking ways to take advantage of our vulnerabilities. While you may not know every type of threat, here are the most common:
    • Malware – This is software intentionally designed to damage your computer, server, client, or computer network. It can include viruses and ransomware.
    • Viruses – Just like COVID harms the body, computer viruses consist of harmful programs that can easily spread from one computer to another. The goal is gaining access to your system.
    • Ransomware – This type of malware not only infects your computer but also restricts your access to it until you pay the ransom. Phishing emails are the most common way these programs gain access to your computer.
    • Phishing – This term refers to malware that infects your machine to collect sensitive information. Generally, it’s delivered via an email that looks genuine but is loaded with malicious software.
  2. Train Your Employees to Spot Trouble: With more and more employees working from home, cybersecurity is more imperative than ever. Train your team to spot phishing emails, use acceptable web browsing practices, avoid odd-looking downloads, utilize strong passwords, and protect customer and vendor information.
  3. Install Antivirus Software and Update It Regularly: This step may be your simplest. You install the software but the more challenging part is remembering to keep it updated. As cybercrime evolves, so will the software to protect your computer.
  4. Talk with Your Cyber Insurance Broker in Texas: Having the right policies in place can support the steps you take to shore up your data storage and system. A knowledgeable broker can offer you the right coverage against hackers, cyber theft or fraud, forensic investigation, and extortion, to name a few.

Rest Easier with Cyber Insurance in Texas from the The Nowell Agency

Cyberattacks will happen, so do what you can to circle the wagons. Don’t forget to reach out to your friendly broker at The Nowell Agency for a cyber insurance quote. We help companies in many industries get the protection they require at reasonable rates. Contact us today!

Call one of our offices near you to schedule a meeting with a knowledgeable and experienced broker at The Nowell Agency about obtaining cyber insurance for your Texas company. You can also request a quote online.

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