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Cyber security is a major threat to businesses today. Understanding the threats facing businesses today and taking appropriate precautions is key to preventing the loss of sensitive company data.
Even as big companies make the news for large-scale data breaches, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) urges small businesses to step up their cyber security. The smaller the company, the less threatening the risks may seem. But as more and more big businesses start taking cyber security and data breach prevention more seriously, criminals start looking for easier, unsecured targets.
In May, the FCC released 10 Cyber Security Tips for Small Businesses. While some companies may have even greater needs, these tips are a good starting point for any business. Here’s a breakdown of the tips as they relate to your employees and network.
All employees should be sensitive to security. Just one click on the wrong email link or banner ad is enough to infect a computer or possibly an entire network, exposing business account numbers, customer data and more. The FCC recommends that you:
You and your employees maintain cyber security from within your business. You also need to keep criminals from accessing your network from the outside. The FCC recommends that you:
New threats continually emerge in the world of cyber security, so constant vigilance is a must. One data breach is all it takes to damage a company’s reputation.
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