Cybercriminals target companies of all sizes. Knowing some cybersecurity basics and putting them in practice will help you protect your business and reduce the risk of a cyber attack.

There are ten cybersecurity basics you can put into practice to help protect your business and reduce the risk associated with a cyberattack. The Federal Trade Commission has put together a guide to help small businesses navigate the cybersecurity world. Here are three of their Top 10 tips:

1. Update your software
This includes your apps, web browsers, and operating systems. Set updates to happen automatically.

2. Secure your files
Back up important files offline, on an external hard drive, or in the cloud. Make sure you store your paper files securely, too.

3. Require passwords
Use passwords for all laptops, tablets, and smartphones. Don’t leave these devices unattended in public places.

The online form below will give you access to download the full report regarding Small Business Cybersecurity Basics and the NIST Cybersecurity Framework. The pdf report also contains recommendations for handling Physical Security, Ransomware, Phishing, Business Email Compromise, Tech Support Scams, Vendor Security, Cyber Insurance, Web Hosting, and Secure Remote Access.

Todd Sheppard /// Centriworks Chief Information Officer


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