A small business backup strategy is what you need if you are to survive a business disrupting cyber attack, especially one where you lose your business or customer related files! Making backups of files is of utmost importance. If your computers or devices built-in storage media malfunctions or stops working, as most of them eventually…

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Preventing computer theft can be as simple as ensuring that people can’t easily take the common action of grabbing and stashing your computer equipment on the way in and out of your business. To help deter physical and data theft of your devices, companies often physically put locks on their laptops and desktop computers, as…

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This tip is one of several ways to prevent computer theft that you can use for your small business. Preventing your computers, as well as your other data storage devices and documents, from being stolen is the foundation of solid cyber security. Using locked cabinets and document safes (recommended) to decrease the possibility of data…

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Strong password security questions are lacking when a website attempts to verify you are who you say you are while attempting to recover your password. An account password recovery Q&A process is a very common way for a cyber attacker to break into your online accounts. Have you ever encountered a popular website that you…

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When a cyber criminal strikes at your identity, one of the first things to be affected is your credit- declined credit card requests and odd changes to your credit report showing that you owe money, and a newly minted low credit score. A data breach usually is when a single (or group of) malicious hacker(s)…

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Learning how to reduce your digital footprint (your personal digital footprint) while keeping your business footprint is important in keeping cyber attackers from personally exploiting yours (or an employee’s) information to get to sensitive business information, accesses, or money. When a cyber criminal attempts to hack a target business or individual, they can use a…

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With a small business employee leaving, there are a few things that you must check to keep your business from having cyber issues. When an employee leaves, you must disable or delete their log-in accounts to your computers as well as getting rid of that employee’s accesses to any other company “owned” online accounts and…

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protect your social media accounts with separate user accounts

Protect your Social Media Accounts (ideally your small business ones) from being completely hi-jacked by using secondary accounts when editing any content on the social media network of your choice. If you have a social media account for yourself or your company and you decide to (or currently) have someone else to take care of…

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