Small businesses are often easy targets for cybercriminals, since they appear to have lenient security measures. However, implementing good security measures need not be a complicated or expensive task.
Below are some tips that Small Businesses can implement:
Internet security can include implementing Internet restriction solutions which would limit employee Internet use. Users are allowed access to company authorized sites only. Examples of such solutions include BrowseControl.
While, restricting Internet access may not always be conducive to business needs, an Internet monitoring solution is often a favourable option. Internet use is not limited to employees, however, their surfing activity is logged into comprehensive reports. This allows managers to identify users that of excessive Internet use for personal purposes. BrowseReporter is a popular solution for monitoring Internet usage.
Educate employees about not giving away confidential information on social media sites that may compromise company security.
Security breaches are often the result of poor password choices. Strong or secure passwords included alpha numeric characters, numbers and upper and lower case letters. Employees should be instructed to regularly change their passwords every few month.
Virus or malware attacks can often render data unusable. Backup procedures of company information should performed regularly. Typically the backup should be stored in multiple locations (onsite and offsite) for security purposes.