Most of us prepare for major environmental emergencies but very little thought is spent on guarding the information in our computers from cybercriminals.  No business, small or large, can afford to ignore this.  According to the 2019 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, 43% of Cyber-attacks targeted small businesses because they are easier targets than larger corporations.

 

Information at risk includes client and employee confidential information, bank accounts, payroll, and other critical business data.  And viruses can erase or damage vital records in seconds.

 

Fear not! Even businesses with limited budgets can find cheap and effective solutions to protect them from hackers, malware and other cyber-attacks such as firewalls, anti-virus software, strong passwords, backing up records on external drives, and training staff on how to safeguard company information.  Actually, employees who do not understand the basics of cybersecurity pose a major risk to companies’ information security.

 

Don’t get caught unprepared.  Identify your Risk, develop a Plan, implement Solutions, and be ready to take Action.  Follow the link for a helpful tool from the Federal Communications Commission to assist you with this task.