You can't seem to see the news without knowing about another major security bug or corporate hacking scandal. Small business owners should have specific knowledge of cybersecurity as most of their businesses are network-based.
Below is some important information on how to keep your online business safe and what to do in the event of a security breach.
No company is too small to be vulnerable to hackers. According to the National Cyber Security Alliance, 71% of cyberattacks target small businesses, and nearly half of small businesses say they have been targeted.
NCSA cites three reasons why small businesses are often attacked: they lack the resources to respond to attacks, information such as credit card numbers is often less secure. You can hire cyber security service providers to take care of your IT systems.
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Ensure that all devices running corporate networks or corporate data have reliable anti-virus and anti-malware software. This is a basic, but easy to ignore, precaution against malicious files and other attacks. Your network must also have a firewall to protect the entire network.
Train your employees. In addition to making sure everyone in your company understands your security system, it can help to train employees on basic Internet security measures. There are many resources online that help raise awareness about phishing scams, security certificates, and other cybersecurity basics.
Create a secure password. For any resource that requires a password on your system, create complex passwords that are not subject to psychological manipulation or simple knowledge. There are a number of tutorials on creating strong passwords on the Internet.