Whether you have a website, online accounts or any type of web-based infrastructure, you are potentially at risk for a cyber attack. Although the public typically only hears about cyber attacks against high-profile companies, banks and government websites, small businesses make prime targets for cyber criminals, competitors and disgruntled parties. Yet, due to their lack of resources, small businesses often have the least-protected websites, accounts and network systems, making cyber attacks relatively easy.
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Create a separate email account that is only used for your personal finances and is not shared on social media and other online services.
Be vigilant about clicking on links in emails. Red flags include spelling mistakes or poorly designed logos. Do the deals or offers look too good to be true?
Use unique, long and complex passwords for every site. A password manager, such as RoboForm can store these passwords securely.
Backup your data, securely and ideally off-site (for example, using an encrypted cloud service).
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Enable multi-factor authentication, for services or organisations with which you share information, especially if it’s via email: they will then send you a unique code to use for online transactions.
Contact us to find out more about securing your business using multi-factor authentication and other security products and services.
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