From Online Identity Theft!
The 3 Most Common Ploys Used By Online Thieves To Access Critical Personal And Business Information That Cost Them Productivity, Money, Or Even Medical Benefits.Want to avoid the common and disastrous effects of Online Identity Theft? Then please read on! We’ve compiled a list of the 4 things you should be doing to save yourself the money and frustration that comes with identity theft.
- Make sure your backups are encrypted. This is a crucial step in defending yourself from identity theft. Imagine a hacker somehow got into your network and started snooping in your backups. Without encryption they could access all of your critical business information.
- Make sure your virus protection is on and up-to-date. This one speaks for itself. Almost all businesses nowadays understand the importance of running anti-virus software, but many companies still forget to run these scans frequently. A lack of virus protection can result in slow performance, pop-ups, being blacklisted (can’t send or receive emails), and identity theft.
- Set up a professional-grade firewall and update it regularly. Oftentimes small businesses think cyber criminals will go after much larger targets, when generally the opposite is true. Since a small business has less protection they’re more at risk to equal opportunity thieves. A firewall is your first line of defence against viruses and malware. Since the anti-virus software is your last line of defence it may not catch everything. If you have a consumer-grade device you’re likely putting your organization and its critical data at serious risk.
- Update your system with critical security patches as they become available. You’d be surprised how easy it is for a cyber-threat to access your computer. Oftentimes these criminals only find out about vulnerabilities when a patch is released to fix it. They’ll get hard to work on a virus or other infection, and without the patch you’re in harm’s way. The time between the release of the patch and the release of the exploit is shortening every day, so without constant supervision of these patches your information could be in danger.
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