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Five Simple Things To Help You Be More Secure

Jun 14, 2017 12:23:53 PM  |  by Jack Petras

Make sure your virus and software protections are up to date
We all saw this in recent cyber-attack "WannaCry" not maintaining an up to date computer security system can have serious implications on your business. All the businesses affected were running out of date protection programs! Because of this, new advancements within the hacking world were able to find loopholes in these systems through Windows 7.

Watch out for Phishing
Everyone receives them. They are the annoying emails or phone calls saying you just won an elaborate free cruise to the Bahamas. Guess what? If it seems to good to be true, then it usually is! Especially do not enter your employee log-in to any sight that is questionable. Through phishing campaigns, hackers can log in remotely to your work account and access all of your information just from entering your credentials.

Backup your data and make sure you can restore it
In the scenario that your company does suffer from a cyber-attack, make sure that you have your data backed up to a second site. This way you can easily restore your online information post cyber-attack. Even if the culprit is a faulty hard drive, having a data backup plan is important and can save you from headaches down the road.

Outline clear policies for employees
Make sure everyone in your company is on the same page. Unite everyone involved behind the important of good computer security and the necessity of it to have a successfully run business. The importance of reporting suspicious activity and participating safe internet usage can help prevent problems before they happen.

If you’re unsafe about something, ask a professional!!
Do you feel your company might be running an outdated system or application somewhere? Not sure if your company is doing all that it can to protect your computer software? Call a professional! Let us worry about making sure your computer systems are properly secured and get you back to running your business!

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