Small businesses are popular targets of cyber criminals. Thousands of attacks happen every day—with successful ones costing organizations hundreds of thousands of dollars, or more. According to Symantec’s Internet Security Threat Report, malicious threats such as email phishing, malware and ransomware are on the increase, with many specifically targeting small businesses.
Fortunately, there are effective measures you can take to prevent hackers, scammers, and other dark web types from compromising your network, stealing information, and harming your organization, employees, partners and customers.
Here are a dozen straightforward recommendations to protect yourself as a business owner:
These are just some of the things you can do to protect your company from these attacks. Remaining vigilant is key to staying a step ahead of cyber criminals and keeping your company, employee and customer data safe.
If you have additional suggestions on how you deal with cyber threats, please comment below. And of course, if you have questions on how to protect yourself from scammers and others on the dark side of the web, please reach out to our HR Pros, who contributed to this article.
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