Tips for Protecting Small and Medium Businesses

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Encryption

One strategy that offers significant protection without a lot of fuss is encryption. To ensure customer data remains safe, consider encrypting the sensitive and confidential data on your network. That way, if a hacker is able to gain access to your network, at least the most valuable information you have still won’t be exposed. Data breaches are costly even beyond fines, penalties, and the cost of repairing your systems. They also can have devastating effects on a small business’s reputation. Customers’ loss of trust is a difficult thing to rebuild. Encryption is a step that takes only a small amount of effort and resources up front, but can prevent big problems down the road.

With the holidays almost upon us, it’s time once again for small and midsized businesses (SMBs) to focus on protecting themselves and their customers. The shopping rush has the potential to swamp company websites, and cyber thieves will be waiting for an opportunity to exploit weaknesses in data-rich systems. But by taking a few simple steps up front, Identity Theft 911 says SMBs can keep their customers — and their own networks — safe from holiday-minded hackers.

 

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