27188759302_79d9847eb1Businesses go to great lengths to protect themselves and their customers from traditional criminals. They put locks on their doors, install security cameras, perform background checks on employees, shred private documents and even hire security guards. But if they are not taking the appropriate steps to protect themselves from cyber crime, all of these other measures are worthless. Cyber criminals do not have to even step foot in a business or even the city, state or country in which it is located to steal information or damage equipment.

You may think cyber security is only important for major companies, but think again. Small business are particularly vulnerable to cyber attacks because they don’t have the millions that the big corporate companies have. And if you are hit you should prepare for a big loss.

Here are a few steps you can take to protect your small business from being attacked:

  1. Risk Management- Businesses should ask themselves, what do you have to lose? What do you have to protect? And what would impact your business the most? This will determine the focus and budget of security.
  2. Smart Passwords- Weak passwords are the most common ways cyber criminals hack  into a small business. The longer password the better. Think of a sentence and use the first letter of each word in the sentence. Use upper and lower case letters and numbers making it harder for the hacker to crack.
  3. Get Good Security Software-  Small businesses must continually adapt to new threats as they arise. Daily Safety Check uses layers of security to help keep your business protected. The software looks for signs of an attack and warns the DSC team. Daily Safety check has security professionals standing by ready to help.


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