5 Tips to Protect Your Business From Hackers

Today the risk of data breach is greater than ever, for large and small businesses alike. But keeping your venture safe is easier than you think.

  1. Mind the gaps: Make sure vulnerabilities are patched immediately. Specifically, pay attention for SQL and and Cross-Site Scripts
  2. Denial of service: These are brute force attacks that can cripple your website or other technology, costing hundreds of thousands of dollars in downtime. Make sure you've enlisted DDoS (dedicated denial of service) protection tools.
  3. Two-factor authentication: This is a great tool to protect your personal, corporate, and client accounts from hacking. We go into detail in this article from last year.
  4. Scan your site regularly for malware, infections, and breaches.
  5. Keep your 'friends' close: The greatest risk is always the weakest link. Your payment processor, web host, call center, designer... all have access to your site or your clients' confidential information. Make sure they apply the same rigorous standards you do.

For more information, visit the original article from Enterpreneur.com: 5 Tips to Protect Your Business From Hackers

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