Tips for Protecting Small and Medium Businesses

Email     |     Share  
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7
Next Tips for Protecting Small and Medium Businesses-6 Next

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.

 

Related Topics : Unisys, Stimulus Package, Security Breaches, Symantec, Electronic Surveillance

 
More Slideshows

biometrics Biometrics: Moving Far Beyond Fingerprints

Biometrics are changing the way we think about security. Here are some of the more innovative ways biometrics are being used and what we can expect in the future. ...  More >>

Privacy rollback Security Pros Give Their Opinions on ISP Data Privacy Rollback

IT staff, organization leaders, and the average citizen have all expressed levels of concern over the FCC about-face in regard to ISP privacy. Here’s what the security experts say. ...  More >>

IT security skills 7 Top Skills for Security Pros

Executives at several top tech firms outline the skills they need now and in the near future, including IaaS and IoT security expertise. Other skills listed may surprise you. ...  More >>

Subscribe to our Newsletters

Sign up now and get the best business technology insights direct to your inbox.