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How to Safeguard Your Business From Hackers
August 20, 2013

How to Safeguard Your Business From Hackers

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. By ensuring that all of your business employees are educated about cyber security, you’ll lessen the likelihood that your business’s technology gets hacked. If your business has an IT team, make sure that you follow their recommendations for security.

If your technology is hacked, you may notice changes such as massive money transfers or documentation of production that employees have not performed. If this happens make sure to contact your bank immediately and inform them that your accounts may have 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.

Do you have any tips for fellow business owners about keeping technology secure? Let us know in the comment section below!

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