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Small business security failings create enterprise supply chain risk, says Kaspersky Lab

Matthew Finnegan | July 21, 2014
SMBs in the UK have 'head in the sand' over threats.

Your business security five-a-day

Spend just five minutes a day checking the following five things to help keep your business safe

1. Passwords - Check that all internet-enabled devices and computers that carry your business data are protected by strong passwords, regardless of whether the equipment is company or employee-owned.

2. Attachment Awareness - Understand the dangers that can lurk in emails, web-links USB sticks, CDs etc. and consider introducing extra software that will filter out or contain suspicious-looking items.

3. Educate all employees - Make sure everyone knows on how to stay safe online; including how to use strong passwords, spot suspect emails or sites, and protect company information.

4.Back-up - Every day make sure the information you store on computers is backed-up and secure. Imagine how your business would cope if you had to get through the day without it.

5. Security systems - Take full advantage of any user-friendly internet security software that that has been specially created for small firms such as your own to secure devices such as smartphones, laptops, tablets, computers, WiFi and networks. Don't forget about physical security as well - keep things out of sight and the site locked up.


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