10 Ways to Protect Your Business from a Cyber Attack
A data breach could cripple your small business, costing you thousands or millions of dollars in lost sales or damages. Here are 10 helpful ways to protect your business:
- Train employees in cyber security principles.
- Install, use and regularly update antivirus and antispyware software on every computer used in your business.
- To prevent fraudulent wire transfers, call to verify any changes to payment requests.
- Download and install software updates for your operating systems and applications as they become available.
- Make backup copies of important business data and information.
- Control physical access to your computers and network components.
- Secure your Wi-Fi networks. If you have a Wi-Fi network for your workplace make sure it is secure and hidden.
- Protect your email accounts. Do not click on links or open attachments, unless you are confident in the source.
- Limit employee access to data and information, and limit authority to install software.
- Regularly change passwords.
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