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Cyber security is not just a buzzword for a technical issue, but a crucial aspect of business strategy, especially for B2B companies. As a marketing agency, we recently experienced our own security breach, despite our best efforts. This incident, affecting our Facebook Meta system and some of our clients’ accounts, was swiftly addressed thanks to our readiness, quick response time and knowledge of navigating the platform. 

However, it also highlighted the importance of businesses being super prepared and proactive at all times. For business owners often juggling numerous responsibilities, this can be tricky to stay on top of. Below we have aimed to simplify the concept of cyber security, highlighting its importance for your brand’s online presence and offering easy-to-implement steps to enhance your security.

Why cyber security matters in B2B marketing

Your brand’s reputation and client trust are paramount. A single security breach cannot only lead to financial losses but also damage your brand’s credibility. In an era where data is a valuable asset, protecting your client’s information is essential. This is where cyber security plays a vital role. It safeguards your online activities, ensuring that your marketing efforts build and maintain trust with your clients.

Simple Steps to a Secure Online Platform

  1. Regularly update your software: Keep all your software, like your website’s content management system and any additional tools, up to date. Think of these updates as regular health checks that fix any security weak spots. Often, the company that built and maintains your website handles these updates. Make sure you can easily contact them and stay informed about how they’re keeping your software current and secure. This is like taking your car to a mechanic regularly – it ensures everything runs smoothly and safely.
  2. Use strong passwords and multi-factor authentication (MFA): Encourage your team to create strong, hard-to-guess passwords, and add an extra safety step with MFA. This is like a double-check system for logging in. For example, after entering a password, your team might also need to enter a code sent to their phone. This makes it much harder for someone else to access your business accounts, ensuring that your company’s information remains secure.
  3. Educate your team: Human error is a significant factor in many security breaches. Conduct regular training sessions to keep your team aware of the latest scams and security practices.
  4. Secure your website: Ensure your website has an SSL certificate. Think of an SSL certificate as a protective shield for your website. It ensures that any information your clients may enter, like credit card details, is kept private and safe from prying eyes. This is especially important for websites that handle sensitive customer information. Adding an SSL certificate is like putting a lock on a door – it keeps your website secure and builds trust with your clients.
  5. Monitor your online presence: Stay vigilant about how your brand appears online. Use tools that alert you if someone is pretending to be your company or misusing your logo. This helps you spot and stop potential security threats before they escalate. Think of it as having a digital watchdog that keeps an eye on your brand’s reputation and safety online.

As a B2B business, your online security is integral to your brand’s reputation and client trust. By implementing these simple steps, you can significantly enhance your cyber security posture. Remember, in the world of digital marketing, being proactive about security is not just about protecting data; it’s about safeguarding your brand’s future. The team at Energise are happy to discuss how we can help you implement security measures for your brand online – contact us and let’s have a chat.


Note: This blog is designed to be informative and is not a substitute for professional cybersecurity advice. For more in-depth guidance, consult with a cybersecurity expert.