As a small business you might be thinking, “this only happens to the big companies with LOTS of information”. You’re wrong.
Small Biz Technology had a great post last week about cyber security for small businesses. It was short and to-the-point, so I won't repeat the whole thing here, but I'll try to summarize it even more for you.
Here are 10 simple things you can do to keep your business - and yourself - safe from cyber threats:
- Keep software up-to-date (on this note, see our post from last week about how Microsoft's end of support for Windows XP and Office 2003 will affect your business).
- Log off websites and close your browser when you're not there.
- Use strong passwords.
- Be careful about the information in your password.
- Hold your employees accountable.
- Secure your mobile phone.
- Use the "keystroke" method for your passwords.
- Read your email in plain text.
- Don't store your passwords on your computer.
- Have a disposable e-mail address.
If you have any questions or concerns about the security of your business, you can always call or email us, we'll be happy to advise you or come in and do an audit. You can read the whole article here.