Small Business Security (Pt. 2): Building Your Business Security Program

Employees & Your Business Security Program 

Last month, we discussed the importance of employee security awareness, and how employees play a major role in your overall business security. With threats like phishing, password hacking and data breaches targeting your business, it’s imperative that your employees are not only aware, but also participating in your business security program. 

In Part 2 of our Small Business Security series, we’ll dive into a few key areas of your business security program, ways to implement tools within those areas and how to get your employees up to speed. 
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Small Business Security (Pt. 1): Employee Security Awareness

Employees & Small Business Security 

Let’s face it: without the proper employee security awareness and training put in place, your employees won’t be able to recognize and address the risks that are actively targeting your business. 

Between good password habits, data breaches and business email phishing scams, you have a lot to consider when it comes to your business security. Your employees’ security habits in the office (or lack thereof) can significantly impact your overall business security. 

Follow us through Part 1 of our Small Business Security series where we discuss three major security risks to your small business, and how your employees can make or break your business’ security.  Continue reading

Looking Back on the Equifax Data Breach

The Calm After the Storm 

When you hear that 143 million Americans were affected by the Equifax data breach, it’s natural to feel a bit on edge.

It’s scary to know that you may have been involved in a data breach. The size and scope of the Equifax data breach makes us wonder: what happened to our information, what should we do, and how can we protect our information in the future?

We want to make sure you’re taking full advantage of your Identity Protection Program powered by EZShield. Our award-winning products and services are here to help you secure, monitor and restore your information – especially after security events like these. 

If your information was exposed in this breach, don’t panic. Below are some common misconceptions about data breaches and identity crimes, as well as ways your identity protection can help you navigate through them. Continue reading

Why Your Small Business Needs a Password Manager

Passwords in Your Business 

In today’s world, there’s not much you can do to avoid using passwords. Within your small business, passwords are used to protect your sensitive documents, employee, vendor and customer information, as well as trade secrets, business funds and more. 

Criminals will often target your business – a hub of highly sensitive information – over individuals simply because businesses hold larger pools of valuable data. Even if you follow sufficient security standards, change your passwords regularly and incorporate strict password policies, sometimes bad password habits can still slip through the cracks.

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