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June 2013
Keep Your Small Business Safe From Cyber Threats

Small businesses are facing cyber threats every day—hackers never stop working. With more sophisticated and creative methods, hackers are figuring out how to attack businesses, sometimes even by forming crime syndicates to share stolen sensitive information.

The best defense against data breaches is knowing how they occur, and learning how to diminish risks. Small businesses can safeguard against cyber attacks by sticking to some general guidelines that help keep cyber criminals at bay.

Tips to help your cyber security:
  1. Reduce exposure of confidential business data by training your staff on the importance of protecting information they handle every day. Securely lock down customer records and make strong passwords.
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  1. Use firewall and antivirus technology to defend your network, and make sure to regularly update security software patches. Go over security settings for software, browser and email programs and decide what system options will meet your business needs and keep risk to a minimum.
  2. Establish usage policies for mobile devices and Wi-Fi access for employees. Make sure these policies are clearly communicated. All company data must be kept private, especially proprietary business information and credit card numbers, which should never be transmitted over public Wi-Fi.
  3. Have an emergency plan ready in case of a breach. Determine which employee will handle the situation and who will inform the insurance provider. Having a backup plan to keep business going can help both large and small organizations deal with a breach while still meeting their customers’ needs.
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tulip Sometimes customers, or other individuals who have been affected, hold a business responsible for information lost or stolen during network breaches. Liability protection is available for times like these. A cyber policy can cover your company for a forensic investigation, litigation and remediation expenses, regulatory defense expenses, crisis management expenses, business interruption and cyber extortion.
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