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Top Ten Tips For Cyber Security

Keeping your information secure and learning how to recover from an attack may seem impossible, but we have a quick top ten list to get your started:

  1. Equip your business and personal computing devices with antivirus software & antispyware. Make sure you set up automatic updates.
  2. Secure your networks by using firewalls & encrypting information.
  3. Establish security policies to protect sensitive information.
  4. Educate your employees about cyber risks and hold them accountable.
  5. Use strong passwords (hint: best practice is to use a passphrase). Change these passwords often and consider using multifactor authentication.
  6. Employ best practices on payment cards by isolating payment systems from other less secure systems.
  7. Create a mobile device action plan and set procedures for lost or stolen equipment.
  8. Control physical access to computers & network components by unauthorized useres.
  9. Make backup copies of important business data & information. This will help minimize losses if your system is hacked by “ransomware.” Determine how much information you can stand to lose: 1 day’s worth? 1 week? 1 month?
  10. Protect all pages on your public-facing websites, not just checkout and sign-up pages.


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