Small Business Cybersecurity Readiness Checklist

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Do you or your employees use Wi-Fi?

Wi-Fi can be yet another point of exposure if not properly secured. It's critical that businesses understand the risks of Wi-Fi and how to properly secure it. Be sure to use WPA2 to secure your network and use a strong password. In addition, it's a best practice to create a separate Wi-Fi login for quests logging onto your network. This helps reduce exposure of your regular work Wi-Fi network. In addition, many public Wi-Fi hotspots are easy targets for hackers, and often people don't protect or use the highest level of protection on their home Wi-Fi. It is all the more reason that you should ensure that all employees protect their mobile devices and networks used for work and personal use.

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), vital to the U.S. economy, are vulnerable when it comes to cybersecurity. Small business owners often make the mistake of thinking that their data will have little value to hackers. Yet, financial accounts and employee, customer or partner information are all appealing to cyber criminals, and if SMBs are unprepared, even more accessible.

The cybersecurity experts over at F-Secure have compiled the following information to help small and medium-sized business owners assess their exposure to cyber threats.

 

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