Cyber attacks can happen to any of us. But, they can be especially damaging to small businesses.
If you own or work for a small business, here are a few things that you can do to prevent your business and customers from being harmed:
If you are an owner, do a security check up on your network, systems, and equipment to make sure that things are secure. Also, review security measures with your staff to be sure that they are also following proper cybersecurity measures, especially if they are working from home.
If you are an employee, watch out for sneaky tactics used by scammers.
Some may pose as legitimate people in your organization asking you to release personal information about yourself, co-workers, or customers. Some may trick you into providing login, passwords, or other information by instructing you to click on a malicious link. And, be especially careful if you are asked to accept shipments or transfer money on behalf of the company.
If you notice suspicious activity or you become aware of a data breach, it is very important to take immediate action with securing your operations, fixing vulnerabilities, and notifying appropriate parties such as law enforcement and those affected by the breach.
If a data breach occurs, companies are required to let people know what happened, their rights, and what they can do to protect themselves.
For information about protecting and taking action with a data breach, click here.