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May 26, 2016

Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is no longer something that just big businesses need to worry about. As large businesses work to secure their information, small businesses that have access to far fewer resources, are increasingly becoming targets for hackers. So what types of information might hackers try to obtain?

  • Personal/Sensitive information for employees
  • Personal/Sensitive information for customers and clients  
  • Financial and sensitive business information.  

While larger businesses may have access to more resources, there are still many low/no-cost ways for small businesses to manage their information security.

  • Only provide access to personal/sensitive information to those who absolutely need it.  
  • Once you’ve established who should access, ensure that they are properly trained on cyber security.  
  • Place a value on keeping your information accurate. Maintain information integrity by having policies in place that prevent the erroneous modification or destruction of information.  
  • Make your website secure. This protects both you and your potential/current customers.  
  • Train ALL employees on cyber security. It only takes one slip up from one employee for a hacker to gain access to your systems.  

Learn more about specific threats and best practices in next week’s blog.


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