Monday, August 18, 2014
10 ways to make your business more secure
The statistics for cybercrime, online fraud and data theft make for disturbing reading. The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) reckons the cost to each business is £4,000 per year, with around a third of FSB members falling victim to online crimes such as malware infections, hacking attacks or full-on data breaches. For the small- to medium-sized-business (SMB) owner especially, the impact of such attacks go beyond the immediate financial loss and disruption to the daily working schedule – there’s the loss of reputation and customer trust to factor in, too. Despite this, it’s SMBs that have the most difficulty finding affordable and doable security measures. This can lead to substandard protection or – worse still – no security at all. To help solve the problem, here are ten simple ways to make your business more secure.