Bolstering Your Business Against Cyberattacks: Essential Strategies for Resilience


Recent events have heightened everyone’s awareness of cyberattacks. As a software company, we sincerely sympathize with those impacted by these unfortunate incidents. We recognize that such situations can leave anyone feeling vulnerable. At Basic Software Systems, we prioritize the security of your business-critical data and take comprehensive measures to ensure its protection. This commitment guided our choice of partners for our cloud-hosted, web-based business system. While no one is immune to potential cyberattacks, security and privacy are fundamental principles of Microsoft Azure, providing a wealth of knowledge on proactive measures and strategies for successful recovery.

In a world where digital engagement is integral to our daily lives, we must be mindful of our digital dependencies. We must be prepared to navigate any disruption, whether personal or business-related. How would you or your business sustain success during a digital interruption? 

We encourage you to consider the following strategies to ensure resilience for yourself and your business departments.


Planning for Resilience

+ Maintain Relationships
Ensure you have up-to-date contact information for your employees, partners, vendors, and customers. Effective communication is key to navigating disruptions smoothly.

+ Continued Service and Sales
Keep track of your service jobs and inventory availability to ensure revenue continues to flow. Being aware of your resources allows for better management during unexpected events.

+ Payment Options
Identify available payment methods for manual transactions. This ensures you can continue to process payments even if your usual systems are compromised.

+ Document Management
Outline the documents needed for sales, phone messages, financing, etc. A clear understanding of essential documentation helps maintain operations when digital systems are down.


Taking Action

+ Consult with IT Professionals
Ensure you have adequate protection and invest in cybersecurity. Professional guidance can significantly enhance your defense mechanisms.

+ Firewall and Intrusion Protection
Implement robust firewall and intrusion protection for your network. These are your first line of defense against cyber threats.

+ Secure Wireless Access
Use a secure wireless access point. Protecting your wireless network prevents unauthorized access.

+ Secure Remote Access
Employ a secure method for remote connectivity. With more businesses operating remotely, secure remote access is crucial.

+ Software Updates
Keep all software and systems up to date with the latest security patches and updates. Regular updates close vulnerabilities that cybercriminals might exploit.

+ Cybersecurity Tools
Maintain updated antivirus and cybersecurity tools on all computers and devices. These tools provide ongoing protection against various threats.

+ Email Security
Ensure your email is secure, and educate yourself and your employees to recognize suspicious emails. Advising against opening attachments or clicking links from unknown sources can prevent phishing attacks.

+ Backups
Maintain adequate backups of your business-critical files, both onsite and offsite. Backups ensure you can recover data in case of an attack.

+ Password Management
Use strong passwords and password management tools. Strong passwords are a simple yet effective way to enhance security.



Following these guidelines can bolster your defenses and ensure continued success despite potential digital interruptions. Remember, proactive planning and action to secure your business against the ever-evolving landscape of cyber threats is key to resilience. Stay vigilant and prioritize cybersecurity to safeguard your business and its critical data.

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