In 2015, 43% of cyber-attacks worldwide were against businesses with less than 250 workers, according to cybersecurity firm Symantec. While larger companies have the bandwidth and funds to implement sophisticated security systems, smaller companies will likely be more accessible – something crooks are aware of. Those breaches in your security can be detrimental to your business’ success. So what can you do?
Take the time to refresh your digital protection and invest in software where needed. Check your computers’ security systems and networks and ensure each computer has updated antivirus software installed. Operating systems and browsers should have automatic updates enabled, and personal firewall protection should be turned on.
Because people often log into personal accounts on work computers – or vice versa – encourage your workforce to keep these suggestions on the right in mind.
Although warding off cybercrime can seem daunting, promoting safe internet usage and taking measures to protect your company’s information now can protect you from costly and timely security breaches down the road.
Material prepared by Raymond James for use by its advisors. Raymond James is not affiliated with any companies mentioned in this material.
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