While nobody can be 100% secure, following these best practices implements more security and makes the job harder for the attacker!

Even if you don't call us, we want to make sure your computers and users implement these security best practices to secure accounts.

Top 10 Security Tips

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  1. Prevent access or use of business computers by unauthorized individuals. Protect against viruses, spyware, and other malicious code.

    Make sure each of your business’s computers are equipped with antivirus software and anti-spyware and update regularly.

  2. Secure your networks.

    Safeguard your internet connection by using a firewall and encrypting information.

  3. Establish security practices and policies to protect sensitive information.

    Establish policies on how employees should handle and protect personally identifiable information and other sensitive data.

  4. Educate employees about cyber threats and hold them accountable.

    Depending on the nature of your business, employees might be introducing competitors to sensitive details about your firm’s internal business.

  5. Require employees to use strong passwords and to change them often.

    Consider implementing multi-factor authentication that requires additional information beyond a password to gain entry.

  6. Employ best practices on payment cards.

    Isolate payment systems from other, less secure programs and do not use the same computer to process payments and surf the internet.

  7. Make backup copies of important business data and information.

    Regularly backup the data on all computers.

  8. Control physical access to computers and network components.

    Prevent access or use of business computers by unauthorized individuals.

  9. Create a mobile device action plan.

    Require users to password protect their devices, encrypt their data, and install security apps to prevent criminals from stealing information while the phone is on public networks.

  10. Protect all pages on your public-facing websites, not just the checkout and sign-up pages.