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How To Keep Your Business Safe

Monday, November 8th, 2021

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It’s a scary thought, but there are people out there who will do anything they can to gain access to your business and its information. Don’t let it happen! Here are some tips on how you can keep your business safe from hackers and identity thieves.

Watch out for scammers.

It starts with passwords – Make sure that every single computer and device connected to your Wi-Fi has a strong password. If you have printers, make sure to update the firmware so they don’t get hacked. Also, look into multifactor authentication for your business. This will require people trying to gain access to your Wi-Fi or computer system to have something in addition to their password, like a fingerprint or passcode that changes every few seconds.

Make sure your payments are safe.

When you are paying for materials or services on your business’s behalf, make sure that you are not sending any sensitive personal or business information. When working with vendors on their websites, make sure they use an SSL certificate to protect you while you’re making the payment. If a company requests more information than just your account number and name when paying, it might be a scam.

Protect your digital assets.

Identity theft is a major concern, both at home and in the workplace. Your business could become the target of hackers or other criminals looking to steal your customers’ personal information. There are many different strategies you can use to keep your business safe online, including using strong passwords for private information, choosing complex but memorable passwords for company files/databases, and using an online service to create unique passwords for every company account.

Improve your digital security.

When we think about the measures needed to protect our business and information, we often don’t consider what we do online. E-mail and social media accounts should be monitored frequently and passwords changed frequently as well.

Your computers, tablets, and smartphones are vulnerable to viruses and other malicious software. Protect these gadgets with anti-virus and firewall software. You should also make sure any devices you purchase (including those from secondhand stores) have been properly erased of all previous information before.

Hire a hard drive shredding company.

If your business regularly deals in sensitive information, such as banking records or financial documents, you can’t simply dispose of all files on a hard drive hiring a company to destroy them for you. Likewise, making copies of all computer records and keeping them on an external hard drive can be very beneficial. It’s no replacement for deleting files securely, but it does act as a backup in the event that any of your sensitive information is compromised or becomes corrupted. There are lots of options available to make sure important data is not lost. Call us today! 806-372-7722