5 Security Tips For Small Businesses

5 Security Tips For Small Businesses Avatar Posted by GaryShouldis under Technology
From http://www.thesmallbusinessplaybook.com 1343 days ago
Made Hot by: bizyolk on June 23, 2013 6:09 am
The rise in reliance on web services and mobile devices has also increased the number of security threats small businesses face. In fact, Symantec estimates put the average cost of cyber attacks at a whopping $188,242 dollars, with nearly 2/3 of targeted companies closing their doors within 6 months of the attack.





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Written by uttoransen
1340 days ago

Excellent article,

I think educating the employes should be the first step. Explain what sites are safe and where they should be browsing. We sometimes take things for granted because we know what seems safe for us, but for a new employee, not so web-savvy, he/she might just click on an ad and end up in an infected site and land your company in all sorts of trouble.



Written by GaryShouldis
1339 days ago

Lol, that's pretty much what happened in my example. You're right, educating employees on the security dangers online is important, especially for younger employees who enjoy downloading stuff they probably shouldn't be.



Written by HeatherStone
1341 days ago

Hey Luke,

So important to be mindful of security issues these days, especially with data showing that small businesses are increasingly being targeted by cyber attacks. Thanks to Gary for sharing with the BizSugar community.



Written by GaryShouldis
1341 days ago

You're right Heather. small businesses need to be mindful of all of the security threats out there and how to protect against them.

I've recently had the experience of an employee (innocently) downloading a movie clip from the internet, and a malware program along with it. It took several hours to remove the threat, we almost had to wipe the computer clean and start over again. We had to have a team talk about downloading files after that. Thanks!



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