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How to Safeguard Your Business From Hackers

August 20, 2013

Getting hacked is a scary, stressful experience. Don’t risk it, and take these technology safety measure steps to ensure you keep hackers away from your small business’s information.

Cyberspace is a universe unlike anything we can imagine, and small businesses are only a diminutive portion of its residents. But, that does not mean they go unnoticed. According to Symantec, hacking has become a growing threat to these businesses, with 40 percent of cyber attacks being aimed at companies with 500 employees or less.

Is your business secure? Protecting your technological equipment is one of the most important measures to take in order to prevent hackers from entering your business through the backdoor. Steps such as creating stronger passwords, encrypting sensitive data, installing antivirus software and educating your employees are all simple yet sufficient ways you can beat the players at their own game.

If you are hacked, you may notice changes such as massive money transfers or documentation of production employees have not performed. If this happens make sure to contact your bank immediately after realizing your system has been hacked. These attacks cost a great amount of money, funds that can be put to use in the future for business expansion and networking. Prioritizing and realizing that your business is not immune to hacking may take time and effort, but make sure to be proactive and stay alert! It will pay off in the long run.

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