Smart business owners protect themselves from the ever present cyber risks.
With the rise of technology comes a growing risk of data breaches and cyber liability lawsuits. While you may think your computers are safe behind locked doors, your smartphone holds more information than you may think.
Skilled hackers are now able to tap into someone’s phone within seconds, gaining instant access to sensitive data, emails, online bank accounts, employee records, and more. The more you rely on your smartphone and store information digitally, the more vulnerable you and the data.
If important information was released from your phone, you could lose the business and trust of vendors, clients, guests, and your employees. Similarly, if someone was to comment on your website’s forum inappropriate content, not only would you be held liable but you could face staining your reputation.
Here are some smart ways in which you can protect your business’ reputation and data:
- On computers and all phones, enable a PIN code that must be entered at start up, and when requesting access into the phone
- Use secure apps and folders with an added key lock code or encryption software for extremely sensitive data
- Do not use a public Wi-Fi when logging into bank accounts or entering in secure information
- Never click on suspicious links
- Never save log in information on bank account apps or Payroll
- Limit the number of comments that the public can post on your website’s forums
- Practice internet safety with your employees
- Limit the number of people who can access important data
- Take out Cyber Liability Insurance
To secure your business, be sure to purchase cyber liability insurance from DG&M Insurance Agency, located in Rochester, New York. We provide aid and advice should a disaster happen to your businesses data or reputation. Give us a call today!