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Cyber hygiene refers to the practices businesses and organizations perform regularly in order to maintain the security of their users and lower their vulnerability to cyberattacks. (Credit: Mysterylab/stock.adobe.com) Cyber hygiene refers to the practices businesses and organizations perform regularly in order to maintain the security of their users and lower their vulnerability to cyberattacks. (Credit: Mysterylab/stock.adobe.com)

You brush your teeth twice a day, wash your hands after using the restroom and shower daily; but when is the last time you focused on your cyber hygiene?

Cyberattacks are costly and inconvenient, with the average cost of a data breach reaching $4.24 million in 2021, according to IBM. Rather than scrambling to recover from a breach in your business, there are practices you can put into effect to prevent them from happening in the first place, and the best place to start is by brushing up on your cyber hygiene.

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Brittney Meredith-Miller

Brittney Meredith-Miller is assistant editor of PropertyCasualty360.com. She can be reached at [email protected]

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