1. Change passwords every 90 days. If you use the same password for everything (and you’ve been using that password for years), there’s a good chance that passwords and related usernames have been stolen. When you don’t change your password, you put yourself at HUGE risk. Thankfully, password managers like LastPass and 1Password make it easy to keep your passwords updated and secure.
  2. Use two-factor authentication (2FA). Many services offer 2FA as an optional login feature. The problem is, they can’t work if you don’t use them. There are many types of 2FA, such as SMS text verification, PINs and biometrics, such as fingerprint or facial recognition.
  3. Invest in employee education. Your team should always know what’s going on in the world of cyber security. They need to be very aware of phishing e-mails, fraudulent links and the importance of keeping their password updated. Understanding these topics means your team is better equipped to deal with these issues as they arise. Small Business Trends, 9/11/2019.

TOP STRATEGIES FOR LEADING YOUR COMPANY THROUGH RAPID CHANGE

Technologies change and businesses change. Sometimes they happen faster than we’d like — and faster than we can adapt. It can be stressful. But there are strategies you can implement with your team in those moments when things start to move at a breakneck pace.

Keep everyone in the loop. When change hits, stress levels can go through the roof. This stress can be tempered when you keep everyone in the loop. Everyone needs to know what is going on, and they also need to know that their feedback is being heard.

Define the future. As things change around you, one of the best things you can do is define your vision of the future. You need to know where you’re going and how changes, in whatever form they take, are going to affect you and the business. What is your purpose?

Facilitate learning. This is crucial, especially as you introduce new technologies, systems or processes into the mix. You don’t want to leave anyone behind. You want to make sure everyone has everything they need to come up to speed. Management needs to fully support their team. Inc., 10/16/2019.