Critical Cybersecurity Measures for Small Businesses

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Another day, another news story of businesses hit by cyberattacks. While the headline is becoming commonplace, the devastating effects of these cyberattacks still rock business owners at the core, Am I doing everything I can to protect my business? How do I stay one step ahead of cybercriminals’ latest schemes? What if my business is tomorrow’s headline?

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Fortunately, there are some proactive measures you can take to protect your business and your clients…and ward off the bad press!

  • Perimeter gateway security is your first layer of security! An internet provider modem only provides basic firewall functionality. We recommend you contact your managed service provider and implement a business-class firewall with subscription-based security services.
  • Endpoint protection is your second layer of security. Make sure all computers on your network run up-to-date anti-virus and anti-malware software. Work with your managed service provider for a managed solution.
  • There are many methods of delivery for email attacks. Malicious attachments, links to malicious websites and enticements to perform transactions can all enter through your inbox! The biggest threats include phishing and spear phishing, spoofing, whaling, spam, man-in-the-middle, zero-day exploits, keyloggers and social engineering.
  • Implement 2-factor authentication and obtain services that scan email prior to delivery (SEG). Cloud email such as G-Suite or Office 365 for Business come with these protective services.

If you want to learn more about how you can protect your business from cyberattacks, download our FREE guide, Protect Your Business Like Your Future Depends On It by clicking “Download Now” below!

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