Beall Brewery Insurance reports that the average global cost of cyber crime increased by over 27% in 2017. In 2018, criminals made 80,000 cyber attacks per day. More than 60% of data breach victims in 2017 were businesses with fewer than 1000 employees.
Cyber security is an important concern for all business owners—craft brewers included.To maintain craft brewery cyber security, you need to protect your computers, your network, and your mobile devices. From whom? From hackers, electronic vandals, and cyber extortionists who can encrypt your data and demand a ransom for the encryption key.
It’s a good idea to work with an outside consultant to identify gaps in your craft brewery cyber security—and to fill those gaps. But you don’t have to wait for expert assistance. Try these tips to amp up your cyber security.
Cyber Security Tips for Your Brewery
- Back up your data.
- Run robust malware-detection software.
- Four-fifths of cyber attacks involve weak passwords. Use strong passwords—a different one for each account—and don’t write them down; memorize them.
- Keep systems and programs current by updating whenever updates are available.
- Develop craft brewery cyber security policies, and train employees in those policies.
Beall Brewery Insurance has years of experience working with microbreweries, contract breweries, and brewpubs that require specialized insurance packages and knowledge. With California offices in Redlands and Newport Beach, Beall Brewery Insurance serves clients nationwide.