How To Ensure Cyber Security While Working Remotely

Take steps to ensure your valuable data is secure before it’s too late

With companies working remotely more than ever before, many small business owners worry about losing their important data, network stability, and preventing a data breach for their customers. Small businesses typically don’t have the sophisticated IT infrastructure that large corporations do, but that doesn’t mean they have to be any less secure. 

There are easy steps to take to ensure your important data is not only backed up, but isn’t vulnerable to hackers. Jamita Machen, the Founder and CEO of The Software Vault, is an expert in cybersecurity and helps small businesses implement cybersecurity measures to prevent data loss.

How to ensure that business data is secure

Small businesses should first obtain virus protection software on each company device. Devices without virus protection software are left vulnerable to various cyber attack methods. 

They should also ensure that the software is up to date. When all software is up to date, the possibility of being a victim to cyberattacks is lessened. 

Lastly, companies should be providing cyber safety training every 6-12 months. This includes current employees as well as new hires, in order for them to be aware of the various cyberattack methods. 

These three things are ways that small businesses can ensure that their data is secure. For more information, click below to watch Jamita’s full training session here: 

Common struggles with cyber security

One of the most common cyber security issues Jamita sees small business owners struggle with is not seeing the value of investing in protection up front. Due to this, cyberattacks have cost small businesses $200K on average to address. The $200K is inclusive of hiring a professional to remove the cyberattack as well as business down-time at minimum. 

Small businesses typically don’t have dedicated IT personnel, so it’s important to seek expert consultation when setting up infrastructure and providing on-going training. Entrepreneurs who fail to protect themselves in the beginning often realize the need when it’s too late and they are left to clean up an expensive mistake.

What can small businesses expect from a cybersecurity assessment from LiftFund

Cybersecurity assessment highlights the gaps or the small business owner. will be provided a list with step-by-step instructions on how to address all the gaps that were identified. This allows small businesses to ensure that they eliminate any vulnerable areas. 

About Jamita and The Software Vault

Jamita Machen is the Founder and CEO of The Software Vault, LLC. Along with over twenty-six years in the technology industry, she has many career highlights. Those including being selected for the Executive Mentorship at IBM as well as becoming the first African American female Principal Application Architect at American Airlines. In addition, Jamita was also the first female Information Technology Architect at American Airlines. Moreover, Jamita was also recognized as one of the top 25 North Texas Women in Technology by the Dallas Business Journal and TeXchange DFW. Her company, The Software Vault, LLC is a boutique technology solution consulting firm located in Dallas/Fort Worth with a footprint in North Carolina. They brand themselves as the “streamline experts” as they use people, processes and technology overlaid with security to improve a business’ operation efficiency while adding to their bottom line. They work with medium-sized businesses because those businesses are more likely to have resource challenges when trying to scale. As a result, they identify areas for improvement, define processes and implement technology solutions for the defined process so that human capital can be refocused on the core businesses.