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Top Ten Tips to Help Prevent Cyber Attacks


If you don’t currently have the resources to bring in an outside expert to test your computer systems and make security recommendations, there are simple, economical steps you can take to reduce your risk of falling victim to a costly cyber attack.

  • Train your employees in cyber-security principles.
  • Install, use and regularly update antivirus and anti-spyware software on every computer used in your business.
  • Use a firewall for your Internet connection.
  • Download and install software updates and patches for your operating systems and applications as they become available.
  • Make backup copies of important business data and information.
  • Control physical access to your computers and network components.
  • Secure your Wi-Fi networks. If you have a Wi-Fi network for your workplace make sure it is secure and hidden.
  • Require individual user accounts for each employee, limit employee access to data and information, and limit the authority to install the software.
  • Regularly change passwords, and ensure that they are strong and unique.
  • Have multi-factor authentication.
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