We found this list of questions (and their answers) on Entrepreneur.com and felt it would be useful for our clients.
Cybercriminals are increasingly preying on small businesses, which often lack the expertise and resources to adequately protect themselves. Last year, companies with one to 250 employees were the victims of more than 30 percent of all cyber attacks, according toSymantec’s 2013 Internet Security Threat Report. That’s a threefold increase since 2011.
But your company doesn’t have to be vulnerable if you simply take some basic protective measures. Here are 10 key questions to ask when securing your company from cybercriminals:
- Should I install antivirus software?
- How should I handle suspicious emails from known and unknown senders?
- Whom should I allow access to my company’s critical data?
- Should I use a firewall to protect my company’s internet connection?
- How often should I back up essential company information?
- Should I use data encryption?
- How should I communicate company cybersecurity policies to employees?
- How can I secure my Wi-Fi network?
- How can I secure company mobile devices?
(The article headline says “10 Questions” but actually skips #3 completely…)