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How to Protect Your Small Business from Cyber Attacks

How to Protect Your Small Business from Cyber Attacks

Many large corporations like Adobe, Sony, Marriott hotels and even Target have fallen victim to much-publicized cyber-attacks.  So have hospitals, government agencies, and organizations of all types. To protect your California business, you must first get cyber liability insurance, then learn everything you can about how to protect yourself from cyber-attacks. If it can happen to them, it can certainly happen to you.
 
Learn the language
 
You’ve probably heard terms like phishing, hacking, malware and spoofing. If you are not sure what these terms mean – or how to protect your systems from falling victim to these schemes – now is time to do some research!
 
Make Sure Anti-Virus Software is Updated
 
Cyber threats evolve all the time. When you’re prompted to update your anti-virus software, don’t procrastinate.
 
Discuss Cyber Security Protocols with Employees
 
Your employees are your first line of defense against cyber criminals. Impress upon them the importance of keeping data secure, make sure they know the signs of a cyber-attack.  Make it company policy that everyone uses passwords with numbers, characters, and upper- and lower-case letters and be sure to change them regularly.
 
If you need Cyber Liability insurance or want to make sure the policy you have is adequate, call American Tri-Star Insurance at 800-743-9596.  Don’t procrastinate, as cyber-attacks happen every day!