Cyber security is a growing concern among small- and medium-sized business owners. Representative Chris Collins, chairman of the House's Subcommittee on Health and Technology, believes that SMBs are not adequately prepared for digital threats.
"Small businesses generally have fewer resources available to monitor and combat cyber threats, making them easy targets for expert criminals," Collins said during a hearing, according to Entrepreneur Magazine.
SMB owners must implement strong cyber security standards to avoid financial losses. Additionally, hackers can easily obtain customer data, which entrepreneurs must go to great lengths to protect.
The Federal Communications Commission recommends installing a firewall for your internet connection. The program prevents hackers from accessing your server from remote locations. Most operating systems have a firewall that you can use. Alternatively, you can use third-party software that has been optimized for business security. Research your options to find the best security program for your company. Additionally, if you have a work-from-home program, your employees need to have firewalls on their personal devices. Ensure that workers have access to the same applications used in your establishment to keep data safe.
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